26 killed in U.S. mass shooting
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At least 26 people were killed and 20 wounded when a gunman opened fire at a church gathering on Sunday morning, in south Texas.
The police said the victims were between the ages of 5 and 72, but according to aWashington Post report one of them could be a one-year-old child. Between 12 and 14 of the victims were children.
No motive identified
Police have identified the gunman as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, a former member of the U.S. Air Force, who was also killed in the incident. Police have not identified any motive for the shooting yet.
Sutherland Springs had a population of fewer than 700 people — nearly 50 of them now dead or injured.
Bryan Holcombe, the associate pastor of the First Baptist Church who was standing in for the pastor, and seven other members of this family spanning three generations, were killed.
The attacker lived in New Braunfels, about 35 miles north of Sutherland Springs. He spent a year in military prison for assaulting his wife and child and was reduced in rank and released from the Air Force with a bad-conduct discharge in 2014.
Reacting to the incident, President Donald Trump, who was in Japan, said it was the act of “a very deranged individual,” who had “a lot of problems for a long period of time.”