Deaths Reported in a Mass Shooting at a Texas Church

06 November, 2017, 00:38 | Author: Ora Austin
  • A witness at the scene said a two-year-old was also shot in the attack. Neighbors in the area said they may have heard the shooter reload multiple times

Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are on the scene.

ATF spokeswoman Mary Markos did not immediately have further details. Some things that get reported by the media will later turn out to be wrong.

The number of people killed and injured has not been confirmed by authorities, but children are believed to be among the victims. It also said he had been killed in the aftermath.

A gunman has opened fire during a church service in Texas, leading to multiple casualties and fatalities.

A local sheriff, Joe Tackitt, earlier stated that an undetermined number of people had been killed, and that many had been taken to the hospital.

It comes just weeks after a sniper killed 58 people at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

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Law enforcement officials works at the scene of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

Sutherland Springs is a community of about 400 people 30 miles (48 kilometres) southeast of San Antonio.

First Baptist Church Pastor Frank Pomeroy told USA broadcaster ABC his own 14-year-old daughter Anabelle was among the dead.

Police in Sutherland Springs, Texas are responding to a report of a shooting at a church, according to KSAT.

Rescue helicopters have been called to the scene to rush victims to hospital.

A sheriff's department dispatcher says everyone is at the scene and unavailable to comment. It was unclear whether the shooter died from a police bullet or at his own hand.

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