New details about Sunday’s Texas church shooting reveal that shooter Devin Patrick Kelley shot the victims with legally acquired weapons in the style of an execution for a duration of 7 minutes.
Kelley Photo credit: Sky News/ Twitter/ Channel 2 News
Today (Wednesday), US authorities reported that Devin Patrick Kelley, the shooter who murdered 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday, continued shooting for a duration of 7 minutes.
The attack was recorded by the church’s cameras and according to law enforcement, Kelley appears to have systematically aimed the weapon at the heads of the victims, including small children, in the style of an execution. Kelley reportedly had 400 bullets, although the total number of bullets shot during the attack is still unclear. He purchased the 4 weapons legally and police are still searching for 1 of them.
Scene of the shooting Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
Sunday’s shooting was the largest mass shooting in Texas’ history. According to a New York Times report, Kelley escaped from a psychiatric hospital in 2012, where he was being held because he had made death threats against his commanders.
Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
As reported earlier this week by JOL, he may have been planning to harm his in-laws, who habitually attended the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. “We know that his ex-in-laws or in-laws came to church here from time to time,” Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told CNN on Monday. “They were not here yesterday. So we don’t know why he actually showed up yesterday.”