A number of helicopters have arrived to transport the wounded, KSAT 12 reporter Max Massey said. Annabelle, 14, "was one very attractive, special child", Pomeroy said. It was unclear whether the shooter died from a police bullet or at his own hand, as per media reports. He entered the church at 11:30 AM local time, reports claim.
Texan Governor Greg Abbott has tweeted his shock at the church shooting.
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The attack took place in Sutherland Springs, Texas at the First Baptist Church.
The Connally Memorial Medical Center in nearby Floresville, Texas, is "accepting and assessing victims" from the Sutherland Springs church shooting, according to hospital spokeswoman Megan Posey. The website says the church schedule was for a fellowship breakfast on Sunday mornings, followed by Sunday School. He said some members of the community had "confirmed information" about family members and friends.
Today's massacre is already the worst church shooting in United States history, surpassing the nine killed at a Baptist Church in SC in 2015. On Oct. 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 and injuring over 500.
It also means three of the five deadliest shootings in the USA have come in the past year.