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Trump Tweets Condolences for Wrong Mass Shooting

He sent late-night message about Sutherland Springs

(Newser) - A possibly jet-lagged President Trump arrived back in the US late Tuesday—and sent his condolences to victims of the wrong mass shooting. "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas," he tweeted around midnight. "The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived." Trump apparently... More »

Ex-Wife Says Texas Shooter 'Had a Lot of Demons'

And an Air Force staff sergeant says Devin Kelley was 'a dude on the edge'

(Newser) - "He just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him," Tessa Brennaman tells CBS News regarding her ex-husband, Devin Kelley, who killed 26 people in a Texas church last Sunday. Brennaman gave her first interview since the shooting Friday. The New York Times reports Brennaman was... More »

Pastor: Site of Massacre Can't Be a Church Anymore

Frank Pomery suggests building in Sutherland Springs be demolished

(Newser) - The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said. Pastor Frank Pomeroy told leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention that it would be too painful to continue using First Baptist Church as a place of worship,... More »

Texas Shooting Victims Could Sue US—and Win

Law professor makes the case; also, authorities say a church camera recorded the massacre

(Newser) - First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, often recorded its church services, raising the disturbing possibility that Sunday's massacre was captured on video. Now the New York Times reports that such a gruesome video does indeed exist. One law enforcement official says it shows Devin Kelley firing continuously for... More »

Killer Was at Church Festival 5 Days Before Shooting

Devin Kelley's mother-in-law was happy to see him

(Newser) - Five days before killing 26 people inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Devin Patrick Kelley rubbed elbows with the congregation at the church's annual fall festival. Attendees were surprised to see him with his children at the event—which included a bouncy house and petting zoo—... More »

Couple Killed in Texas Church Memorialized Son There

Robert and Shani Corrigan had just buried their son last year

(Newser) - On Nov. 26 of last year, Robert and Shani Corrigan lost their 25-year-old son to suicide. They held his memorial service at Sutherland Springs' First Baptist Church in Texas, where the Michigan couple had moved years prior to start a new life. Less than a year after his death, they... More »

Lawmaker Won't Take Part in Moment of Silence for Victims

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu says 'we need action,' not silence

(Newser) - Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu says he's "heartbroken" over the victims in Sunday's mass shooting in Texas, but he posted a Facebook video explaining why he walked out on a moment of silence for them in the House. "I can't do this again," says the... More »

Texas Authorities: You Won't Hear Us Speak Gunman's Name

It reflects wider movement to keep the victims at the forefront, suspects from being glorified

(Newser) - The shooter's name went unspoken at a news conference on the killings at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and authorities there say they intend to keep refraining from saying it. "We do not want to glorify him and what he has done," Texas Department of Public... More »

Man Who Shot Kelley: 'I Was Scared to Death'

Kelley broke toddler's skull in 2012 incident

(Newser) - The armed resident who confronted Texas church gunman Devin Kelley says he was "scared to death"—but he knew what he had to do. Stephen Willeford, who lives across the street from the Sutherlands Springs church Kelley attacked, tells KHBS/KHOG that he grabbed his rifle from its safe,... More »

Hero Describes Pursuit of Texas Church Shooter

Alleged gunman posted rifle picture on Facebook

(Newser) - Amid the horror of the Sutherland Springs church shooting , two men have emerged as heroes. One of them, a rifle-wielding man who engaged the gunman outside the Texas church, has not yet been identified. The other, motorist Johnnie Langendorff, says he pursued gunman Devin Kelley after he witnessed the gunfight... More »

Texas Church Victims Include Children, Pastor's Daughter

Relative says pregnant cousin, 3 kids died

(Newser) - There are 26 people confirmed dead in America's latest horrific mass shooting —including the 14-year-old daughter of Frank Pomeroy, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Pomeroy tells ABC that Annabelle, his youngest daughter, was a "very beautiful, special child." Pomeroy says he... More »

Trump: Texas Shooting 'Isn't a Guns Situation'

He calls it a 'mental health problem at the highest level'

(Newser) - President Trump says the mass shooting at a Texas church "isn't a guns situation," but is a "mental health problem at the highest level." Devin Kelley, the man authorities have identified as the gunman, was discharged from the Air Force in 2014 for allegedly assaulting... More »

Texas Church Shooter Identified as Devin Kelley

Governor says mass shooting was worst in Texas history

(Newser) - The death toll in Sunday's mass shooting at a Texas church has risen to 26 and while officials haven't publicly named the gunman yet, law enforcement sources tell the AP that the shooter was Devin Patrick Kelley, a 26-year-old man who lived on the outskirts of the San... More »

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