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.
Law enforcement officials talk at the scene.
Investigators work at the scene.
A man wipes his eyes.
Law enforcement officers gather in front of First Baptist Church.
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."
Members of the FBI walk behind the First Baptist Church after the fatal shooting.
People gather near First Baptist Church following the shooting.
A woman prays with a man after the shooting.
Law enforcement officials stand next to a covered body.
An evidence marker sits on the road in front of a Texas Department of Public Safety vehicle.
Men comfort each other at a community center.
A law enforcement official stands watch outside the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.
Mona Rodriguez, left, holds her 12-year-old son, J Anthony Hernandez, during a candlelight vigil held for the victims of the shooting.
Local residents attend a vigil for the victims
Local residents take part in a candle light vigil for victims.
Local residents embrace during a candlelight vigil for victims.