Texas Shooting Kills 26

Another deadly shooting takes place in a small town in Texas.


AP Photo/Darren Abate

Law enforcement officers gather in front of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after a fatal shooting, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

On Sunday, November 5, a gunman opened fire at churchgoers during the Sunday service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Around 11:20, the suspect was first spotted at a Valero Gas Station by the church. He crossed the street and began firing outside. Eventually, he opened fire inside the church.

The suspect that caused this huge tragedy was revealed as 26 year-old Devin Patrick Kelly. He has had a long line of abuse in his life including animal abuse, wife and stepson assault and sending threatening text messages to other family members. His social media shows that he had an interest in mass shootings and weapons.

At the time of the shooting, a nearby resident took matters into their own hands and pulled a weapon. They starting shooting at Kelly right from their house, as the resident lived across the street from the church.

When his body was found, there were bullets in it from the neighbor’s gunshots and there was another self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. However, it is not clear which bullet wound is the cause of Kelly’s death.

Sophomore Haydin Sorrentino feels impacted by the mass shooting because it is a part of her country and it devastates all of America’s citizens.

“I feel like with all of the fatalities going on, the country isn’t going to improve their civilized state,” Sorrentino said. “We as a country need to face these problems head on to fix the problem.”