Multiple people had been killed and others injured during a shooting Sunday at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in South Texas. Inside a small community church in South Texas, not far from San Antonio, authorities said, 25 people have been confirmed dead.
Sutherland Springs, Texas Press Release - According to law enforcement, in Sutherland Springs, Texas, 15 people have been confirmed dead due to an active single shooter who walked into a local church and opened fire, Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. said earlier Sunday. It has not been confirmed if a Semi Automatic weapon was used to take the lives of several children attending services, but there are multiple fatalities and multiple wounded parishioners who have experienced an act of gun violence without a motive why.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives posted on Twitter that over 20 people were confirmed dead, and 10 others were wounded after the gunman fled in a vehicle from the attack and was killed, either by a self-inflicted wound or during a confrontation with police. No motive has been reported to date, but several search warrants have been issued to respond to the shooters home and the site where the shooting took place.
A spokeswoman with Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, Texas, said it had taken in eight patients. Four of those patients were transferred to University Hospital in San Antonio "for higher level of care," two were discharged and two others were still being treated at the hospital, spokeswoman Megan Posey, said.
A spokesman for the University Health System said the hospital in San Antonio had received five adults and four children, with a 10th person likely to be transferred over from a rural hospital.
Federal law enforcement swarmed the small community 30 miles southeast of San Antonio after the attack to offer assistance, including ATF investigators and members of the FBI's evidence collection team.
President Donald Trump tweeted from Japan, expressing his concerns about monitoring the situation following the shooting. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting an "evil act," and promised "more details" from the state's Department of Public Safety soon.