Thảm sát bắn chết 26 người bên trong Nhà Thờ, đã xác định được hung phạm
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Chủ nhật, 05 Tháng 11 2017 19:38

 

MN: Sáng Chủ Nhật 5 tháng 11 khi mọi người đang làm lễ cầu nguyện bên trong Nhà Thờ First Baptist ở Texas, thành phố Sutherland Springs, thì bị một hung phạm bước vào xả súng khiến ít nhất 26 người thiệt mạng. Trong số người tử vong có cô con gái 14 tuổi của vị Mục sư Nhà Thờ. Hung phạm sau đó lên xe hòng tẩu thoát nhưng đã chết khi bị trúng đạn của cảnh sát trên đường truy đuổi. Hung phạm được xác định là Devin Kelley, 26 tuổi. Hiện chưa rõ nguyên nhân tại sao hung phạm lại đi vào Nhà Thờ để giết người. Dưới đây là bản tin của Fox News và Associated Press At least 26 killed in mass shooting at Texas church.

 

 

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Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.  (KSAT via AP)

 

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At least 26 killed in mass shooting at Texas church

 

At least 26 people were killed in Texas, with many more wounded, after a gunman opened fire at a church outside San Antonio on Sunday, the state's governor confirmed.

 

Multiple sources speaking to Fox News identified the gunman as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley. The mass shooting unfolded at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, which is about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio. Officials said it's unclear whether Kelley killed himself or was fatally shot by police.

 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said up to 27 people were killed and "many more" wounded after a man walked into the church around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and opened fire at the crowd of people.

 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference Sunday evening that the victims range in age from 5 to 72 years old. Another official said approximately 20 others were transported to hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to "very severe."

 

Sunday's shooting is the deadliest church shooting in modern U.S. history. It is also, according to Abbott, the deadliest in the history of Texas.

 

A possible motive was unclear. Kelly lived in a suburb of San Antonio and didn't appear to be linked to organized terrorist groups, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. The official said investigators were looking at social media posts Kelley may have made in the days before Sunday's attack, including one that appeared to show a semiautomatic weapon.

 

Rep. Henry Cuellar told Fox News that investigators believe the gunman drove to the church from Comal County, Texas.

 

"It is horrible," Wilson County Commissioner Larry Wiley told Fox News of the massacre. "It appears someone walked in and started shooting."

 

The church's pastor, Frank Pomeroy, said his 14-year-old daughter was killed in the shooting, according to ABC News.

 

"We have accepted a multiple number of patients from the shooting," Megan Posey, a spokeswoman for Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, 15 miles from church, told Fox News. She said she did not have a specific number. She said doctors were assessing the patients.

 

Some victims were transported to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, KSAT reported.

 

Helicopters and emergency personnel were seen arriving at the scene. The FBI is also on scene.

 

The gunman, according to Wiley, was killed roughly five miles away in Guadalupe County after being cornered by deputies.

 

Police are checking the gunman's home for explosives, San Antonio Express-News reported.

 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Fox News that "people never think" a shooting like this can "happen in their communities."

 

"In a small town, ... I can imagine that these people are devastated. And everyone in the community is going to ... have some type of close relationship" to those either killed or injured at the First Baptist Church.

 

He added it"s "hard to justify why anyone would do this."

 

"This is horrific for our tiny little tight-knit town," Alena Berlanga, who lives 10 minutes outside of Sutherland Springs told The Associated Press. "Everybody's going to be affected and everybody knows someone who's affected."

 

President Trump, who's currently traveling in Asia, tweeted: "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."

 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement that "While the details of this horrific act are still under investigation, Cecilia and I want to send our sincerest thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by this evil act."

 

"I want to thank law enforcement for their response and ask that all Texans pray for the Sutherland Springs community during this time of mourning and loss," the statement read.

 

Sutherland Springs has a population of about 400 residents.

 

Sunday's shooting comes just over a month after 58 people were killed and hundreds injured on Oct. 1 after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas.

 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Fox News' Robert Gearty, Jake Gibson, Rick Leventhal and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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