`More than 20 dead´ in shooting rampage at Texas church

Marsha Scott
November 6, 2017

The Republican governor has also promised "more details" from the state's Department of Public Safety soon.

The area around a site of a mass shooting is taped off in Sutherland Springs, Texas, U.S., November 5, 2017, in this picture obtained via social media. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation are also on scene.

On Oct. 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 and injuring over 500.

US President Donald Trump wrote in a post on Twitter: "May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas".

The scene near the church shooting. The website says the church schedule was for a fellowship breakfast on Sunday mornings, followed by Sunday School. The exact number of deaths and injuries was not disclosed. A two-year-old was among the wounded, the Dallas Morning News website reported. The hospital is in Floresville, Texas.

A gunman opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday morning, an official told NBC News. It wasn't immediately known how many people were killed and wounded, or who carried out the shooting.

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Rescue helicopters have been called to the scene to rush victims to hospital.

The church is located in the 500 block of 4th Street in the small, south Texas town about 40 miles east of San Antonio.

- It's unclear whether police shot the suspect or if he killed himself.

The FBI is on the scene, according to reports.

After the shooting, the suspect sped away in a vehicle and was soon cornered by sheriff's deputies just outside of Wilson County in Guadalupe County, Wiley told Reuters.

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