Authorities haven't said how many were killed or wounded, but a Wilson County commissioner, Albert Gamez, told cable news outlets that emergency officials told him more than 20 people were slain and more than 20 others were wounded, though those figures hadn't been confirmed.
The gunman was identified as Devin Kelley, 26, of nearby Comal County, Texas, two law enforcement officials who were not authorized to comment publicly told USA TODAY.
Initial reports suggested at least one child, a 2-year-old, was among those shot.
One of the victims of the mass shooting was the church's pastor Frank Pomeroy's daughter, Annabelle.
"From what I've heard, someone just walked in and started shooting", she said. At least 27 people were killed and at least 27 injured after the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. "It's a small, tight-knit church".
"[The shooting] lasted about 15 seconds", Carrie Matula, a resident who was working at a gas station across the street from the church at the time of the shooting, told WPLG.
According to the church's website, there was a worship service Sunday morning that began at 11 a.m. "Our thanks to law enforcement for their response".
President Trump tweeted from his trip to Asia: "May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas".
Keeping all harmed in Sutherland Springs in our prayers and grateful for our fearless first responders on the scene. Abbott's communications director tweeted that the governor is headed to Sutherland Springs for a briefing and media availability.
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. "I am monitoring the situation from Japan", Trump said in a tweet.
Neither the suspect's identity nor any possible motive were disclosed by authorities.
If initial casualty numbers hold, Sunday's shooting, which comes just 35 days after a gunman in Las Vegas shot and killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more, is the fourth-deadliest in American history.
Police had earlier released a surveillance camera photograph of a middle-aged white man wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. CBS Denver video shows Scott Ostrem being handcuffed and put in a police auto just before 8 a.m.in Westminster.
He said the England U21 striker, who turned down a chance to play for the Super Eagles, deserves his chance with the Three Lions. Abraham, who has also been courted by Nigeria, has scored five goals in 13 appearances at Swansea this season.
Meanwhile, Channing also admitted that he was in trouble with another member of his family at the moment - his daughter Everly . Tatum said sheepishly, "You're right; that was not amusing ". " Jimmy Kimmel told me to do it", he said.
The Lion King will air in the summer of 2019. "Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny". Director Jon Favreau delivered a huge critical and commercial hit with his live action take on The Jungle Book previous year .
DaeSean Hamilton caught seven passes for 112 yards and a touchdown for Penn State (7-2, 4-2), which has lost two straight. Franklin decided against a field-goal attempt on fourth-and-8 from the Michigan State 27.
Friday marked the fourth time in the last six games that Wall has made 35 percent or less of his shots from the field in a game. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting.
The film is co-produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's banner Bhansali Productions. The opposition Congress said the ruling party was doing politics and trying to turn the film into a poll issue.
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Xbox One X Supports Native 1440p Output Too
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