- Details about the victims in Sunday’s shooting at a church in Texas are starting to emerge.
- The victims spanned generations, ranging from a 1-year-old to a 72-year-old.
- At least 8 members of a single family were killed.
At least 26 people were killed and more than 20 others were injured on Sunday when a man walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and started shooting, authorities said.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting the deadliest in the state’s history.
Officials said the victims spanned generations. The youngest killed was a 1-year-old girl, according to the Washington Post. While authorities have not yet released the names of all the victims, details about some of them are starting to emerge as relatives of the deceased start to speak out.
Here’s what we know so far:
Emily Ward was just 7 years old. CBS News reported that she was rushed to a hospital after being shot, but died from her injuries shortly thereafter. Two of Ward’s siblings — Brooke and Ryland, who are both 5 years old — were shot and are being treated at a hospital.
The 14-year-old daughter of the church’s pastor, Annabelle Pomeroy was killed, along with many friends, according to her mother.
Sherri Pomeroy told NBC News that she and her husband were out of town when the shooting took place, but their daughter was inside the church. Frank Pomeroy described his daughter as “one very beautiful, special child.”
At least eight members of another family died in Sunday’s attack, The Washington Post reported. Joe Holcombe told the Post that his granddaughter-in-law, Crystal Holcombe, died along with her unborn child and three of her children, Emily, Megan, and Greg.
Joe also said that his grandson, Marc Daniel Holcombe and his one-year-old daughter, died. His son, 60-year-old Bryan Holcombe and his 58-year-old wife Carla Holcombe were also killed.