Man opens fire in Texas church, multiple casualties being reported
A man opened fire in the afternoon in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs County, Texas, according to police.
The incident occurred in the First Baptist Sutherland Springs.
At the moment, multiple deaths have been confirmed. Other reports highlighted that they are about 15 citizens.
The authorities did say that the perpetrator, whose identity is unknown, is dead.
The place of worship is located about 40 miles southeast of San Antonio, the state capital.
The KSAT and KENS television stations first reported that there were “many victims” and that there was a significant police presence in the Sutherland Springs church.
Shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. pic.twitter.com/FclGfvwOx9
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) November 5, 2017
Albert Gamez, Jr. Wilson County commissioner has now claimed there are many fatalities, he says as much as 24 people have been killed.
There are now reports that 10-15 are dead in church shooting in Sutherland Springs.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) November 5, 2017