SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas- Freeman Martin with the Texas DPS says 10 victims are in critical condition following the deadliest shooting in the state’s modern history. He added 6 are in stable condition and 4 in serious condition.
There were 26 killed, 23 were found inside the church, 2 outside the church and one victim died at the hospital., he said.
Martin also said the alleged shooter had a private security license. Officials say there was also an ongoing domestic situation with family members that attended the church. Authorities also revealed the shooter was wearing a ballistic vest with an armor plate on the front. He had bought 4 firearms prior to the shooting, two in Colorado and two in Texas. They did not have a determination if the shooter was prohibited from owning a firearm until his military records and other documentation are fully examined.
The press conference concluded with prayer.
Another briefing is scheduled at 10pm.
A representative for family members say they are in need of financial donations.