Witness to Texas mass shooting says "It's just too tight a community. It doesn't make sense"

A fatal mass shooting at a Texas church Sunday morning, during which 27 people were reportedly killed, has left the small community of Sutherland Springs, in shock. One witness stated: "I never thought it would happen here. This is something that happens in a big city."

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According to official reports, at least 27 people have been killed and more were wounded Sunday morning during a mass shooting inside a church in the tiny Texas town of Sutherland Springs. Local police reportedly shot and killed the shooter who's identify has yet to be confirmed and released to the public. “We will have to overcome evil with good,” one witness told Fox News.

According to the witness, his wife who is a nurse at a local hospital, along with a sheriff's deputy "went into action" taking care of people, adding: "We just did what we do. We prayed."

First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs Photo Credit: CNN/Channel 2 News

Dana Fletcher, a nearby business owner, told CNN that immediately after someone came to tell her about the shooting, “tons” of ambulances and sheriff cars raced to the scene. Fletcher continued, stating, “I never thought it would happen here. 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."

"There are two gas stations, the church, a community center, post office, a Dollar General, a tire shop," she added. "That's about it."

“My heart is broken,” Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. said. “We never think where it can happen, and it does happen. It doesn't matter where you're at. In a small community, real quiet and everything, and look at this, what can happen.”

US President Donald Trump, who is currently on an official tour of Asia, responded to the mass shooting via Twitter: “May God be [with] the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.”

 



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