A mass casualty shooting near San Antonio, Texas, left at least 25 people dead and dozens injured. Reports from Sutherland Springs, Texas, indicate that multiple people have been taken to area hospitals. The gunman is reported to be dead.
Update 2:30 p.m.: KENS5 reports that children are among the wounded at the church shooting. One of the children is reported to have been a two-year-old.
Update 2:23 p.m.: Wilson County confirmed that as many as 25 people have been killed after a gunman walked into a Texas Baptist church and opened fire, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
Update 2:15 p.m.: Texas Governor Greg Abbott sends the following message of condolence to those killed and wounded in the Sutherland Springs shooting:
While the details of this horrific act are still under investigation, Cecilia and I want to send our sincerest thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by this evil act. I want to thank law enforcement for their response and ask that all Texans pray for the Sutherland Springs community during this time of mourning and loss.
Attorney General Ken Paxton also responded, stating:
“The thoughts and prayers of all Texans are with the people of Sutherland Springs as tragic reports come out of First Baptist Church. My office stands ready to assist local law enforcement as needed. Please join Angela and me as we pray for those impacted by this horrific shooting.”
Update 2:02 p.m.: A twitter user, @yolowaccordsmom, wasted no time in politicizing the shooting. She tweeted, “Trump probably praying its a Mexican a5 #sutherlandsprings to justify his wall bullshit. Sorry, its [sic] a crazy white guy with a gun.”
And then there is this...
Dad, husband, President, citizen.
May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 6, 2017
Change your profile. You're not "President" anymore. You incited racial divide and violence during your tenure. Your result.— julie ?? USA ???? (@beaconosunshine) November 6, 2017
Thank your proving how low you will sink and that you will never let a tragedy go to waste. Stop pretending that you care about the lives.— Dennis Reinarz (@PatrioticHonor) November 7, 2017
Didn't take you long to capitalize on a tragedy for your agenda Sir. BTW, it was an armed citizen that shot him causing him to flee.— Jon Gee (@20tw3ntee) November 7, 2017
Excuse me if I vomit when it comes to Obama's rhetoric!
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/two-shot-one-fatally-outside-chur... in Fresno Connection?
possibly....what better way to carry out their elitist plan of eliminating guns AND Christians ;)
Deep State's pulled out all stops apparently, can almost guarantee right now this turns out to NOT be a "lone nut wolf" incident