Up to 27 killed in mass shooting in Texas church

Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (KSAT via AP)

Up to 27 people are feared dead in Texas after a gunman opened fire at a church outside San Antonio on Sunday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Fox News.

The mass shooting was reported at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, which is about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio. The gunman has been fatally shot by police.

Paxton told Fox News that, based on reports, up to 27 people and “many more” wounded when a man walked into the church around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and opened fire at the crowd of people.

If the number of people dead is confirmed, Sunday’s shooting would be the deadliest at a church in modern U.S. history.

(FoxNews.com)

 

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