The priest of a church in Texas where a gunman shot 27 people and injured at least 20 on Sunday told that his 14-year-old daughter was one of those victims.
Frank Pomeroy, said he had been in Oklahoma within the gunfire at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, said his girl Annabelle "was one wonderful special child."
A 2-year-old kid also was injured after a lone gunman walked into the church in a service at around 12:30 PM And opened fire. The shot, who had been either killed by police or took his own life, has not yet been identified.
The church is in a rural area approximately 40 miles east of San Antonio.
Texas Congressman Vicente Gonzalez said on MSNBC "seemingly the shooter was not from the area, he was from outside of the area" and added that he did not think the incident was associated with terrorism, but "was a sort of another episode which has to do with the church or the community."
"It's a rural community along with a conservative, largely farmers and ranchers and people who work out from the gas and oil patches," he said.
David Flores, 26, told CNN his dad watched the gunman "ran into the church house and then he overheard shots and saw people running. Individuals covered in blood and crying. It was pandemonium everywhere.
"Looking round, it's very sorrowful, and the pastors from all the regional churches right now are only attempting to match everyone," he added. "There were several kids hurt. I knew three personally, that is in critical condition."
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