Mass Shooting Inside Texas Church, at Least 27 People Dead

Another mass shooting rocked America Sunday, in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. An unincorporated community home to about 350 people, reports indicate at least 27 people have died in the shooting, according to CNN. One suspect is dead at the scene.


JUST IN: Witness says as many as 20 shots fired at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas https://t.co/ZC919cZoUC

— CNN (@CNN) November 5, 2017

The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a congregation of about 50 people, became the site of a tragedy. KSAT reported that two Airlife helicopters are also at the scene. Twenty people were reportedly injured, Houston Chronicle reported. It marks the fourth deadliest shooting in U.S. history.

The pastor of the church, Frank Pomeroy, said that his 14-year-old daughter was one of the victims, ABC News reported.

Sutherland Springs is about 20 miles east of San Antonio.

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro represents the district. He tweeted Sunday that he was monitoring the situation and praying for the victims.

Terrible news coming out of Sutherland Springs, TX. I’m monitoring developments and am praying for the shooting victims.

— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) November 5, 2017

Trump was also quick to comment on the tragedy, tweeting, "May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas."

#story_page_ below_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.