Shooting in First Baptist Church, Multiple Casualties Reported – Updated

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This story is fluid and we will continually updated, last update 11/6/17 at 11:14am EST

Update: The killer is Devin Patrick Kelley, of New Braunfels, a suburb of San Antonio, a white male 26 years of age. His mother-in-law has a Sutherland Springs address. Someone he knew was in the church during the slaughter.

The Daily Beast reported: A LinkedIn account appearing to belong to Kelley describes him as serving in the U.S. Air Force from his 2009 high-school graduation until 2013, after which he briefly taught at a summer Bible school. He was given a bad behavior discharge and courtmartialed for attacking his wife and child.

On a now-deleted Facebook account, Kelley recently displayed an AR-15 style gun, ABC News reports. He also showed bizarre Atheist leanings and left-wing interests such as “human rights”.

Devin Patrick Kelley

His Facebook account has been taken down but here is one screenshot.

The killer married Daniele Shields, age 19 and might have two children. In 2014 his petition to review his case was denied by the Air Force. He was sentenced to confinement for bad behavior for 12 months and knocked down to simple airman – E1. His wife filed for divorce in 2012.

He was working security for a water park at the time of his assault.

When Kelley approached the church, he was dressed all in black, in tactical gear and a ballistic vest. He was stopped by an unidentified citizen in the church who engaged him in a firefight. The citizen and another man driving by in a truck chased the suspect. Kelley later drove off the road and was found dead in his car. He might have been shot by the hero citizen or he killed himself.

This witness described how a neighbor shot the killer.

The evil of his act can best be seen in the young victims he chose.

Kelley’s Facebook page showed his interest in Atheism as well as religion along with chilling photos of him with a so-called assault rifle.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

A shooter walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Texas Sunday and opened fire. There were about 50 plus people in the church and multiple deaths are reported. The shooter is reported to be dead.

Police reportedly took the shooter down, reports say after a brief chase.

This happened at 11:30 am Central time. A witness in a local gas station said the shooter appears to have reloaded multiple times.

The FBI and ATF are on the scene. The town only has a population of about 400. A two-year old and other children are among those shot and there are multiple deaths, Fox News reported.

In an update, 26 are now deceased, from ages 5 to 72 and another 20 are hospitalized with injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening.

Donald Trump, who is on a five-country tour in Asia, tweeted: “May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.”

In a statement, Texas governor Greg Abbott said: “While the details of this horrific act are still under investigation, Cecilia and I want to send our sincerest thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by this evil act. I want to thank law enforcement for their response and ask that all Texans pray for the Sutherland Springs community during this time of mourning and loss.”

Vice President Michael Pence sent his prayers in his name and in his wife’s name.

The left on Twitter are calling for gun control.

We will update as more information comes in.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Here we go again…………..Sen. Durbin after Texas church shooting: “America is in the grips of a gun violence crisis. Congress must act.”

  2. This was reported:

    According to reports, Kelley, the church Shooter posted “Anti-Trump, Hyper-Liberal content on Facebook.” He also posted photograph of AR-15 rifle. His profile on Facebook has been deleted by authorities. Some on social media are speculating the FBI could have a case against ANTIFA.

    He was dressed in all black and some witnesses say he was masked. ANTIFA?. I suppose his Facebook could have been deleted in order for authorities to spread the investigation to these anarchist groups. At least we hope this is the case.

    • Thank you for the information Greg – I’ll keep checking. I heard he was dishonorably discharged and he was a nasty guy by all accounts. I don’t know about the alleged Antifa connection. With the Facebook page down, it’s hard to know. I would believe he’s a liberal though.

      As soon as the shooting became public, social media went absolutely wild claiming Republicans killed them, Trump killed them, the NRA killed them. After the terror attack last week, one loon wanted to ban cars from all major cities. Liberal logic – blame everything and everyone but the root cause and never say evil exists.

  3. According to Daily Mail those who knew him called him “creepy, weird, crazy Atheist”. It was also reported he followed Atheism sites, along with guess who, CNN.

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