SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas- On the eighth anniversary of the Fort Hood massacre there is a reported church shooting in Sutherland Springs, southeast of San Antonio.
The shooting reportedly happened around 11:30 a.m. local time at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, approximately 40 miles east of San Antonio. Witnesses tell KSAT that a gunman walked into the church during the Sunday morning service and opened fire.
Special agents from ATF’s Houston Field Division, San Antonio Field Office are responding to a shooting at a church in Sutherland Spring, TX pic.twitter.com/LCyt7EydbZ
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Police say there are “multiple victims,” but an exact number was not immediately available. Witnesses say as many 20 shots were fired, though police have not confirmed the exact number of gunshots that were fired.
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
The suspect, who has not been identified, is dead and there is no longer an active shooter threat, according to police. Agents from the FBI are also on scene.
Police tell me shooter is dead and there is no more active threat pic.twitter.com/1QPX8uQtpY
— Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) November 5, 2017
— Arthur Peacetrucker (@IndictedArthur) November 5, 2017
Keeping all harmed in Sutherland Springs in our prayers and grateful for our brave first responders on the scene.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 5, 2017