Texas church survivors, supporters gather 1 week after mass shooting

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:50:44 AM. The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, held a service today away from its sanctuary, a week after it was the scene of one of the worst mass shootings in modern U.S. history. The few dozen congregants relocated a half-mile away for their Sunday services and saw...
The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, held a service today away from its sanctuary, a week after it was the scene of one of the worst mass shootings in modern U.S. history. Interested in Texas Church Shooting? Add Texas Church Shooting as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Texas Church Shooting news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Texas Church Shooting Add Interest The few dozen congregants relocated a half-mile away for their Sunday services and saw their ranks swell by hundreds, as people from near and far flocked under a propped-up tent at a baseball field to start healing. Together, they mourned the loss of 26 people -- mostly children and an infant -- killed by Devin Patrick Kelley, who wore tactical gear and a gold skull-faced mask as he unloaded on helpless congregants with a hi-powered rifle. He also injured 20 people before attempting to make a getaway. He died after being chased down by two Good Samaritans, when, local authorities said, he crashed his truck and turned the gun on himself. The church itself was turned into a memorial to those who lost their lives, painted all in white, with red roses on each chair. The First Baptist Church has been transformed into a memorial for those killed inside. 26 handcrafted chairs mark the spots where parishioners died. A post shared by Melissa Jeltsen (@quasimado) on Nov 12, 2017 at 1:53pm PST The church's pastor Frank Pomeroy, who lost 14-year-old daughter Annabelle in...Read more
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