(Sutherland Springs, TX) — At least 25 people are dead and 27 injured in a mass shooting at a Texas church. Police say a shooter opened fire inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs today, located about 40 miles southeast of San Antonio. Police say the shooter, who has not been identified, is dead. Dozens of people can be seen standing around the Sutherland Springs community center in tears. One pastor said the situation is horrible, but believes the victims are now with the Lord. President Trump says he’s monitoring the situation. The shooter’s ID or any possible motive is not known at this time. The FBI and ATF are on the scene.
The daughter of the lead pastor of a South Texas church is among the dead following a shooting. First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs Pastor Frank Pomeroy tells ABC News his 14-year-old was killed this morning when someone opened fire during a service. Pomeroy was not in church at the time of the attack, and called his daughter a “beautiful, special child.”
At least nine victims from the South Texas church shooting are being treated at a San Antonio hospital. University Health System tweeted their trauma team is caring for four children and five adults. Their conditions have not been released. Other San Antonio area hospitals are also treating victims. At least 25 people were killed this morning when someone opened fire inside First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs during a service. The gunman was later killed. Multiple agencies, including the FBI, are assisting in the probe.