Texas church shooting: What we know about alleged gunman

Texas church shooting: What we know about alleged gunman

Texas church shooting: What we know about alleged gunman

Pastor's 14-year-old daughter among dead in Texas church shootingWilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told a local newspaper that a man walked into a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and opened fire, leaving multiple people dead.

Sherri Pomeroy, wife of Pastor Frank Pomeroy, said in a text message that she lost her daughter "and many friends" in the Sunday shooting.

Sutherland Springs has a population of about 600 people and is located 34 miles east of San Antonio. No name has been released and no motive identified, although authorities are minutes away from holding a press conference.

The First Baptist Church is a fixture in Sutherland Springs, an area home to fewer than 900 residents, according the 2010 Census.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted about Sunday's incident.

"[The shooting] lasted about 15 seconds", Carrie Matula, a resident who was working at a gas station across the street from the church at the time of the shooting, told WPLG.

The gunman fled the scene and police chased him into the next county where he was shot and killed, although it's not certain if police shot him or if he turned a gun on himself, Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr., told CNN. "Our thanks to law enforcement for their response". We will provide more details as they become available. "It's a small, tight-knit church".

The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were assisting in the aftermath of the shooting, according to the Associated Press.

President Trump tweeted from Japan: "May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas". The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. Sources say the man is described as a white male in his mid-20's from outside San Antonio. She gave no number.

Among the injured, 10 have been transported to nearby trauma hospital, one most severe was air lifted to San Antonio military center, while the others have been transferred to several close-by hospitals.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted: "Keeping all harmed in Sutherland Springs in our prayers and grateful for our fearless first responders on the scene".

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