In another senseless act of terrorism, at least 25 people have been killed and many more injured in a mass shooting Sunday at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, authorities said.
The shooter was killed after a brief chase north into neighboring Guadalupe County, CNN reports. It is unclear if the shooter was killed by police or took his own life, said Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Robert Murphy.
Local police also have responded to the scene, which occurred at the First Baptist Church. The FBI is also responding to the scene of the shooting, according to Michelle Lee, spokeswoman for the FBI’s San Antonio field office.
“My heart is broken,” Gamez told CNN. “We never think where it can happen, and it does happen. It doesn’t matter where you’re at. In a small community, real quiet and everything, and look at this, what can happen.”
A law enforcement source told CNN that a man walked into the church and began shooting about 11:30 a.m. local time. Agents from the San Antonio field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are en route to the scene, the source said.
A witness, who is a cashier at a gas station across the street from the church, told reporters she heard about 20 shots being fired in quick succession while a church service was underway around
This is a developing story and it will be updated.