Gun­man’s in- laws ‘ missed mas­sacre’

26 DEAD IN TEXAS SHOOT­ING

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wounded. “He just walked down the cen­tre aisle, turned around and my un­der­stand­ing was shoot­ing on his way back out,” said Mr Tackitt. “It’s un­be­liev­able to see chil­dren, men and women, lay­ing there. De­fence­less peo­ple.” Mr Tackitt told CNN the gun­man’s for­mer in- laws at­tended ser­vices at the church “from time to time” but Devin Kel­ley were not there on Sun­day. The gun­man has been iden­ti­fied by of­fi­cials as Devin Kel­ley, who was later found dead in his ve­hi­cle. It is un­clear whether he took his own life. A CON­NEC­TION has emerged be­tween the gun­man and a Texas church where 26 peo­ple were killed as po­lice de­scribed the vic­tims as “de­fence­less peo­ple”.

A gun­man dressed in black tac­ti­cal- style gear and armed with an as­sault ri­fle opened fire in­side the small church be­fore killing peo­ple aged be­tween five and 72 in the state’s worst ever such atroc­ity.

Once the shoot­ing started on Sun­day at the First Bap­tist Church in Suther­land Springs, there was prob­a­bly “no way” for church­go­ers to es­cape, said Wil­son County Sher­iff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. About 20 oth­ers were In­ves­ti­ga­tors re­cover bod­ies at the First Bap­tist Church

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