KENS 5 arrived on the scene around 12 p.m. and witnessed tarps covering bodies, along with a very heavy police presence outside of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tx.
KENS 5 confirmed at the scene that there were multiple casualties including children. The Associated Press was reporting at 3:36 p.m. that officials were reporting that more than 20 people were killed in the attack.
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President Donald Trump tweeted from Japan, where is his on an Asian trip, that he was monitoring the situation following the shooting. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting an “evil act,” and promised “more details” from the state’s Department of Public Safety soon.
A witness reported seeing the as-yet unidentified man walk into First Baptist Church and began shooting around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Wilson County commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. told a CNN reporter that the gunman fled in a vehicle after the shooting and is now dead after a brief pursuit.
One witness told authorities that among those who were shot in the attack was a two-year-old child
First Baptist Church Pastor Frank Pomeroy said his ‘beautiful and special’ 14-year-old daughter is among dead
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