It was a typical Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, about 56 kilometers from San Antonio.
Worshipers had filed in for their weekly song and prayer service when a man wearing a tactical vest and carrying an AR-15-style assault rifle entered and opened fire.
When it was over, 26 people were killed – many of them children. Twenty others were wounded in the worst mass shooting inside a house of worship in U.S. history.
For more on the tragedy:
- Bassima Alghussein served as an Obama White House Advisor and worked on gun control regulations following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012
- Robert Spitzer wrote five books on gun policy, the latest entitled “Guns Across America.”
- Sean O’Grady, an associate editor for the British newspaper – The Independent
- Jeffrey Gardere, an assistant professor and course director of Behavioral Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
— ABC News (@ABC) November 6, 2017
What to know about the South Texas church shooting https://t.co/dWne5ACRKs
— TIME (@TIME) November 6, 2017