27 killed in US church shooting

According to the reports given by the media, a shooter walked into an US church in Texas and opened fire that left minimum of 27 worshipers dead and over two dozens injured.

The man responsible for the killing on Sunday has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, New York Times said. Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs just before noon and began firing, authorities said.

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One of the victims shot, was a two-year-old child. Police told Channel KSAT12 that Kelly was dead. However, they did not specify the cause, Efe news reported.

Sutherland Springs, with a population of about 400, is some 45 km southeast of San Antonio. A heavy police presence, including Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) personnel, was reported at the crime scene.

The shooting took place during the Sunday morning mass. The 14-year-old daughter of the county pastor was also killed, the NYT report said. County Commissioner Wilson Albert Gamez Jr. has confirmed the number of casualties. He also expressed fear that the number might rise.

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