According to reports, 26 people were killed, and over 25 more were wounded after a gunman walked into a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and began shooting random church members.
In a report from CNN, the shooter opened fire in the middle of a service at the First Baptist Church around 11:30 a.m and he left soon after but died during a confrontation with the police.
At this time, no one knows for sure if the man identified, Devin Kelly, was killed by the police or he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, said during a news conference that 26 people died and the age range of the victims spanned from five-years-old to seventy-years-old.
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
Donald Trump tweeted about the incident from Japan where he is currently touring Asia. He wrote, “May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.”
Abbott called the shooting in the town thirty miles from San Antonio an “evil act,” and an evil act it was.
Several other celebrities have reacted to the news including Chelsea Clinton who wrote that “no one should have to worry” about loved ones regardless of the location.
Other notable figures included Josh Gad, Billy Eichner, and Alyssa Milano. This shooting comes after the horrible incident in Las Vegas where a lone gunman killed 58 people and injured 500 hundred more.
Celebrity Insider readers will recall when Dan Bilzerian, also known as “The Instagram King” filmed himself running away from the venue causing critique from Medal Of Honor recipient, Dakota Myers. Since then, a nationwide debated kicked off about the government’s role in gun control.