Gunman opens fire in Texas church, killing multiple people


More Than 20 People Killed, Wounded After Gunman Opens Fire at Church in Texas

Texas county commissioner tells @NBCNews "there are a lot of fatalities" at church shooting, estimating 24 dead.

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt reported multiple victims, but has not released a number.

Police were responding to a "shots fired" call to the First Baptist Church late Sunday morning.

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It was not immediately known who carried out the attack on the First Baptist Church at 11.30am local time. Weekly YouTube videos of the church's Sunday service don't show many more people than that in attendance. Eight of the wounded were transported to Brooke Army Medical Center and and seven others to area hospitals. "The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene", he said on Twitter. She said he then ran on foot before police took him down. "My youngest daughter, Annabelle, was", Pomeroy told ABC News.

The officials - one a USA official and the other in law enforcement - spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation, which they were briefed on.

He didn't want to say what he'd heard about the horror of what occurred in the church until all family members had been notified.

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Between 10 to 15 people were also injured, according to the official who stressed that the figures could change.

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he was monitoring from Japan the shooting at a Baptist church in Texas.

TV news anchors discussed the fact that the church, located about 40 minutes southeast of San Antonio, posts its services to YouTube, and thus there may be a recording of the shooting that investigators will be able to study. A sheriff's dispatcher declined to comment on the situation to USA TODAY, saying officials who could provide details were at the scene.

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