27 reported dead, many injured in Texas as gunman opens fire on First Baptist Church

27 reported dead, many injured in Texas as gunman opens fire on First Baptist Church
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A gunman opened fire at a church in Texas during Sunday services, resulting in multiple reported casualties.

The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County.

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Local ABC affiliate KSAT 12 reported the gunman entered the church at around 11:30 local time and began shooting.

Police told the outlet there were “multiple victims” and the gunman had been killed in the aftermath. The number of casualties is not yet clear.

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Photos and video from the scene showed the area taped off by local law enforcement.

A number of helicopters have arrived to transport the wounded, KSAT 12 reporter Max Massey said.

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