Reports are coming in about a shooting at a church in Texas where 16 people have been shot.
Among those hit in the attack was a two-year-old child, according to eyewitness reports. Others have stated that the shooter, who has reportedly been stopped by police, entered the building in “full gear.”
Here are the details we know so far via Daily Mail:
At least 16 people have been shot inside a Texas church after a gunman opened fire during the Sunday morning service.
The shooting happened at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, where around 50 people usually attend service, according to local reports.
Sheriff Joe Tackitt confirmed with KENS 5 that there are ‘multiple casualties and fatalities’.
Witnesses said a man ‘in full gear’ walked inside the church and opened fire just before 11.30am.
Police could not give an exact number of victims shot in the attack, but witnesses said as many as 20 shots were fired.
The suspect, who has not been identified, is dead and there is no longer an active shooter threat, according to police.
Neighbors who live near the church have said they believe they heard the shooter reload several times.
It’s not known at this time if anyone was fatally injured.
Let’s pray that all of those hurt in this horrific attack make a speedy recovery.
It would be easy to politicize this by speculating about the shooter, but we should all reserve judgment until the facts are known.