There Was a Mass Shooting at a Church in Texas

There was another mass shooting yesterday.  A guy opened fire at a church in Texas and killed 26 people . . . 20 people were wounded.

Here’s what we know.

It happened at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town about 35 miles east of San Antonio, right before 11:30 in the morning.  The shooter was a 26-year-old former member of the Air Force who showed up during a service, parked outside, and got out wearing tactical gear and a bullet-proof vest.

Then he shot at the front of the church with a semiautomatic rifle . . . walked inside . . . and started walking toward the front and shooting at the congregation.  Then he turned around and walked back out, still shooting.

At that point a local resident with a rifle started shooting at HIM, so he took off.  The local with the gun asked a guy driving by in a truck for help, and THEY chased the shooter . . . going about 95 miles per hour . . . while the cops headed to the scene.

Eventually the shooter lost control and CRASHED, and the local with the gun got out and headed toward the car . . . but the shooter didn’t move.  So they stood guard until the cops showed up a few minutes later.

When the cops got there, they found the shooter dead from a gunshot wound.  But it’s not clear if he killed himself, or the other guy with the gun had gotten him.

There’s no motive yet, but he served at an Air Force base in New Mexico starting in 2010 . . . was court-martialed in 2012 for assaulting his wife and child . . . served a year in prison . . . and was discharged in 2014.

President Trump said the shooting was the result of a, “mental health problem at the highest level,” and called the shooter a “very deranged individual.”