As you all know by now, a masked gunman dressed in black shot up the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas this morning during Sunday services. He killed 26 people, and wounded 15, 20, or 30 more, depending on which report you read. Sutherland Springs is a tiny town, with a population of about 370, so roughly 7% of its residents were killed in this atrocity.
The shooter was chased down and is dead. He was either shot by police, or killed by a local resident, or committed suicide, depending on which article you read. His name was Devin Patrick Kelley. He came from a neighboring county, and had been dishonorably discharged from the Air Force at some point.
That’s a rough outline of what happened. This ghastly incident lies outside our bailiwick, so we probably won’t be reporting much further on it. Rumors that the shooter was a convert to Islam or a militant atheist antifa activist are NOT backed up by any hard data that I can find, so they must be filed under a “fever swamp” label for the time being.
I’ve been preoccupied with the news reports from Sutherland Springs since not long after I came home from church (which, thank you Lord, was not shot up). That’s why I haven’t posted much this afternoon and evening.
Here are three links out of the dozens I’ve looked at:
And these two reports from KSAT have video, but our bandwidth is too feeble for us to actually watch them: