SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas – At least 27 people have been killed and 30 people have been injured in a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
A witness reported seeing a man walk into First Baptist Church and began shooting around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Wilson County commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. told a CNN reporter that Kelley fled in a vehicle after the shooting and is now dead after a brief pursuit.
Some eight survivors were taken to Brooke Army Medical Center via medical helicopter. Their conditions are not known.
The FBI and the Texas Rangers, as well as agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives, have secured the area around the church and are investigating.
The church is located in the 500 block of 4th Street in the small, south Texas town about 40 miles east of San Antonio.
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— KSAT Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) November 5, 2017
First victim named
First Baptist Church Pastor Frank Pomeroy tells ABC News that his 14-year-old daughter Annabelle Renee Pomeroy is among the deceased.
Pomeroy was in Oklahoma at the time of the shooting. He tells ABC News he is driving back now.
He said every one of our close friends is amongst the deceased
Pomeroy said he wants the world to know his daughter “was one very beautiful special child”