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Texas Church Shooting Leaves Many Dead

Last edited 5th November 2017

Texas Church Shooting Leaves Many Dead

At least 27 people have died after a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas during Sunday services, police say.The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County.

Police official Albert Gamez Jr confirmed the number of fatalities.

The gunman, who is reported to have been killed in the aftermath, entered the church and opened fire at around 11:30 local time (17:30 GMT). About 50 people usually attend the service, locals said."They're talking about the shooter is dead also," he added.The gunman died after a brief car chase into nearby Guadalupe County slightly to the north, a Sherriff's Office deputy from that county told CNN.

But it is not clear if he was killed by police or killed himself, the spokesman said.

One witness, Carrie Matula, said: "We heard semi-automatic gunfireā€¦ we're only about 50 yards away from this church."

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