Several witnesses have told CBS affiliate KENS that multiple people were shot at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt has stated that a man went into the church and began shooting. He also said there are multiple casualties and fatalities.
A local business owner, Dana Fletcher, said she a “ton” of sheriff vehicles and ambulances. She added that she doesn’t know what happened but there is a heavy police presence in the area and people were airlifted from the scene of the shooting.
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
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has tweeted his condolences to the victims and those affected by the tragedy.
“Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act. Our thanks to law enforcement for their response. More details from DPS soon,” Abbott he posted.