Law enforcement officials works at the scene of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
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A gunman shot dead at least 25 worshipers attending Sunday morning services at a Baptist church in Texas, in the latest mass shooting in the United States, news media reported. The gunman was killed several kilometers from the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, about 65 kilometers east of San Antonio, Guadalupe County Sheriff's Sergeant Robert Murphy said.Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. told AFP there were multiple fatalities and multiple people wounded, but he could not officially confirm the number.The shooter reportedly walked into the church shortly before noon – at a morning service that witnesses said was normally attended by some 50 people – and opened fire.Emergency personnel rushed to the scene in the community of 400 people, and some victims were evacuated by helicopter.
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