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Many Killed As Gunman Open Fire At Texas Church


Multiple witnesses told CBS affiliate KENS that several people were shot at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told the Wilson County News that a man entered the church and opened fire. Tackitt said there were multiple casualties and fatalities.

Two law enforcement sources said the church shooting suspect is down after a pursuit, CBS News investigative producer Pat Milton reports.

At least 15 people were shot, but that number is expected to be higher, a law enforcement official told Milton. Of the 15 shot, it’s unclear how many were fatalities.

The Connally Memorial Medical Center told CBS News it received multiple victims related to the shooting. 

Dana Fletcher, a business owner in the area, told CBS News she saw a “ton” of sheriff’s vehicles and ambulances racing down the road. She said she doesn’t know what happened but said there was heavy police presence and people were being airlifted from the scene.