Multiple deaths in shooting at Texas church, sheriff tells local media

Monday, 06 Nov, 2017

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also offered his thoughts and prayers, adding that "my office stands ready to assist local law enforcement as needed".

Emergency personnel rushed to the scene, and some victims were evacuated by helicopter.

During its Sunday morning worship service, a Southern Baptist church in rural Texas became America's latest mass shooting.

Sutherland Springs is a small rural community about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio.

It was not immediately known how many people were killed and wounded, or who carried out the attack. KENS 5 confirmed at the scene that there were multiple casualties including children.

With details rapidly unfolding, some unnamed officials were quoted in media reports citing tolls as high as 27 dead and 20 or more wounded.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting an "evil act".

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A GUNMAN has reportedly gone on a shooting spree at a church in Texas.

President Donald Trump tweeted from Japan, where is his on an Asian trip, that he was monitoring the situation following the shooting.

"The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now", Ryan wrote on Twitter.

- It's unclear whether police shot the suspect or if he killed himself.

After the shooting, the suspect sped away in a auto and was soon cornered by sheriff's deputies just outside of Wilson County in Guadalupe County, Wiley told Reuters.

Another witness told CBS News that she heard about 20 gunshots when the shooter opened fire around 11:30 a.m. local time.

"It was rapid fire", Matula said.