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Two Dozen Parishioners Killed in Texas Church Shooting
A gunman opened fire inside a rural Texas church on Sunday, killing about 25 people and injuring at least another 10, officials said.
Law enforcement officials work at the scene of a shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Carrie Matula, left, embraces a former co-worker who knew someone killed in the shooting.
Matula, who works at a gas station about a block and a half away from the church, told MSNBC that she heard "semiautomatic gunfire" and looked to see what was going on.
"It's a small Baptist church. It’s an older building. I don’t know that they would have security cameras or anything high tech like that. And I know they didn’t have security in the parking lot," she said.
"I never thought it would happen here," Matula added. "This is something that happens in a big city. I would never have thought this would have taken place here. It's just too tight a community. It doesn’t make sense."