SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas –Police in Sutherland Springs, Texas are on the scene of a deadly shooting inside a church.
The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. local time at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, approximately 30 miles southeast of San Antonio. Witnesses say the gunman walked into the church during the Sunday morning service and opened fire.
Police say there are “multiple victims,” but an exact number of injured or dead was not immediately available. Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez, Jr. says as many as 27 people could be dead and another 24 could be injured. Gamez said the number of dead and injured was preliminary and warned those figures could change.
Witnesses say as many 20 shots were fired, though police have not confirmed the exact number of gunshots that were fired.
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