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American Carnage: 26 people killed in Texas church mass shooting

At least 26 people have been killed and 20 others wounded after a gunman opened fire at a Texas church during a Sunday service.
The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County. The victims' ages ranged from five to 72.
The suspected gunman was later found dead in his vehicle some miles away.
Police identified him only as a "young, white male" but US media named him as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26.
Kelley is reported to have been discharged from the US air force in 2014 following a court martial for assaulting his wife and child.
The motive for the killings was not immediately clear.
Texas Department of Public Safety regional director Freeman Martin said the attacker, dressed all in black and wearing a bulletproof vest, opened fire with a Ruger assault rifle outside the church at around 11:30 local time (17:30 GMT) and then went inside.
As the gunman left the church, a local citizen grabbed his own rifle and began shooting at the suspect, who then dropped his weapon and fled in a vehicle.
The citizen pursued the suspect, who eventually drove off the road and crashed his car at the Guadalupe County line.
Police found the man dead in his car but it is unclear if he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound or from injuries received when fired on by the local citizen. The car contained several weapons.
Mr Martin added: "We have multiple crime scenes. We have the church, outside the church. We have where the suspect's vehicle was located.
"We have been following up on the suspect and where he's from. We have Texas Rangers at all the hospitals locating those and interviewing those who were injured."
One man has told how he chased the gunman after seeing "two men exchanging gunfire" outside the church. Speaking to local TV station Ksat.com, Johnnie Langendorff said a "gentleman came and said we need to pursue him. And that's what I did, I just acted".
Mr Langendorff said the pair were driving at speeds of up to 95mph (153km/h) until the gunman lost control of his car and crashed.
Governor Greg Abbott, confirming the death toll, said it was the worst mass shooting in the history of Texas.
"This will be a long, suffering mourning for those in pain," he said at a news conference on Sunday.
The First Baptist Church's pastor, Frank Pomeroy, told ABC News his 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, was among those killed.
Mr Pomeroy, who was in Oklahoma at the time of the attack, described her as "one very beautiful, special child" in a phone call to the television outlet.
At least 10 victims, including four children, were being treated at the University Health System in nearby San Antonio, the hospital said in a tweet.
The authorities could not confirm the names of any victims as they continued to work through the crime scene, Sheriff Joe Tackitt said.
Officials said 23 people were found dead inside the church while two people were fatally shot outside. Another died in hospital, the authorities say.
One witness, Carrie Matula, told NBC News: "We heard semi-automatic gunfire… we're only about 50 yards away from this church.
"This is a very small community, so everyone was very curious as to what was going on."

Sutherland Springs, which has a population of about 400, lies about 30 miles (50km) south-east of the city of San Antonio.
President Donald Trump, on a tour of Asia, said the gunman was "a very deranged individual" and denied that guns were to blame for the shooting.
"We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, but this isn't a guns situation," he said.

Sutherland Springs: Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead November 06 2017

In the immediate wake of the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, only a patchwork of fragmentary details was available about Devin Patrick Kelley, the 26-year-old identified by law enforcement as the gunman who opened fire at the town’s First Baptist Church Sunday morning, killing more than two dozen people.
Neither the information available from public records nor officials investigating the crime offered an indication of what precipitated the deadly attack on the congregants.
Kelley, a former U.S. Air Force airman, had a string of legal troubles beginning at least in 2012. That year, he was court-martialed and sentenced to a year in military prison for assaulting his wife and child, Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told The Washington Post.
According to Stefanek, Kelley enlisted in 2010 and served as a logistical readiness airman at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Court records in nearby Alamogordo, N.M., show that in October 2012, Tessa K. Kelley filed for divorce against Devin P Kelley. The case appears to have concluded in a matter of days with a settlement recorded two days after the filing. There are no children listed in the proceedings.
Following his prison sentence, Kelley was reduced in rank and released from the military with a bad conduct discharge in 2014.
In August of the same year, he was charged with a misdemeanor count of mistreatment, neglect or cruelty to animals in El Paso County, Colo., where he lived at one point, records show. The case was eventually dismissed, although the details and circumstances surrounding the charge weren’t immediately clear.
Records indicate that Kelley lived for some period on a property valued at about $800,000 owned by his parents in New Braunfels, Tex., a rural suburb of San Antonio about 35 miles north of Sutherland Springs. The secluded home sits on 28 acres of wooded farmland, separated from the nearest main road by a long private driveway.
Neighbors told local media that Kelley lived in a barn in back of the 3,700-square-foot home with his current wife and 2-year-old son. They said the family had lived there for more than a decade.

Dave Ivey, who identified himself as Kelley’s uncle, apologized to the shooting victims in an interview with NBC News.
“I never in a million years could have believed Devin could be capable of this kind of thing,” Ivey said. “My family will suffer because of his coward actions.”
Mark Moravitz, who lives across the street, said he frequently heard gunfire coming from the property, often around 10 or 11 p.m. “We hear a lot of gunfire a lot,” he told KSAT, “but we’re out in the country.”
Reached by phone Sunday night, several other neighbors told The Post that they didn’t know the Kelley family but noted that several ranches in the area allow hunting. The sound of gunshots isn’t unusual, they said.
Moravitz told local media that the Kelley family traveled frequently, so he would house sit for them. He described Kelley as a “regular guy” and said it was “shocking” to hear about the shooting. “You never think your neighbor is capable of something like that,” he said. “If he did that, that kind of worries you, thinking we’ve been living next door to the guy.”
Other neighbors told KENS 5 that they would sometimes see couches, bicycles, lawn mowers and other household items along the street in front of the property, placed there as if they were free for the taking.
Officials described the shooter’s weapon as a Ruger AR-556, an assault-style rifle similar to those used by the military. CNN reported that he purchased the weapon in April 2016 from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio.
A Facebook page bearing Kelley’s name showed a photo of a Ruger assault-style rifle. The page was taken down at some point on Sunday. The Los Angeles Times reported that in recent months Kelley had started adding strangers from the Sutherland Springs area as Facebook friends and picking fights with them.
Johnathan Castillo told the Times that he accepted Kelley’s friend request a couple months ago, but deleted it soon after. Castillo said of Kelley: “It’s like he went looking for it, you know what I mean?”
Attempts to reach members of Kelley’s immediate family were unsuccessful late Sunday night.
During the evening, Texas Rangers and a K-9 vehicle were staked out in front of the family’s house, according to local media. Deputies were reportedly guarding the entrance to the home.
Who is Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman officials say killed churchgoers in Sutherland Springs? Derek Hawkins November 6 2017


Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley called his dad to tell him “he wasn’t going to make it” minutes before apparently shooting himself to death on a Texas highway.
Right after killing 26 people and injuring another 20 inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Texas, Sunday morning — as he was speeding away from the crime scene with two good Samaritans in hot pursuit — Kelley “called his dad. He used a cellphone to tell him he didn’t think he would make it,” Freeman Martin of the Texas Department of Public Safety said during a Monday-morning press conference.
Kelley apparently killed himself moments later, officials said.

Investigators “found evidence at the scene indicates that the subject may have died form a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Martin said.
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