Tragic Sutherland Springs Church Shooting


Zack Catuogno, Reporter

Over the weekend, inside of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, east of San Antonio, tragedy struck as a gunman open fired on the members of the church, killing 26 people, and injuring around 2o others. The kill range in age was as young as 5, and as old as 72. This is the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.

Authorities in the area have identified the gunman as Devin Kelley, age 26, and say that he started the shooting outside of the church, dressed in tactical gear, then entered the church and continued the shooting, then fleeing in a vehicle. A motive has not yet been identified, but the shooter did have a history of domestic violence charges.

After the shooting he fled, and was found dead of a gunshot wound in his vehicle, in Guadalupe County. Local Law Enforcement officials have said that multiple weapons were found with him, however, they don’t yet know if the deadly wound was self inflicted, or by the brave citizen who chased him with a rifle.

President Donald Trump responded with a tweet: