Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mass shooting reported at church in Sutherland, Texas

Mass shooting reported at church in Sutherland, Texas
Multiple people have been killed inside a church in Sutherland, Texas, local media say.

The shooting took place on Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Wilson County during the morning service, local television station KSAT12 reported.

According to Wilson County news, the local sheriff confirmed that there were "multiple" deaths and the shooter was "taken down".

Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr told CNN that dozens of people had been killed.

A witness told local news channel KENS5 that a child was among those who was shot.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted: "Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act."

Contacted by Al Jazeera, the Wilson County sheriff was not immediately available for comment.

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