- Fiza Pirani The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
This story has been updated to reflect the latest from officials.
On Sunday morning, a gunman opened fire inside a rural Texas church and killed at least 26 people in the largest mass shooting in the state’s history, according to officials.
At least 19 others were injured in the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
The shooter, identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, was later found dead. He did not have a license to carry a gun.
The deadly Texas church shooting, by the numbers:
11:20 a.m. (local time) gunfire began
26 dead (at least)
20 injured (at least)
Nine victims identified as of 2 p.m. Monday. Three others are children of victim Crystal Holcombe, whose names were not released.
23 victims found dead inside the church
Three victims found dead outside
One victim died at local hospital
Eight members of the same family among 26 killed
18 months: Age of youngest victim
77 years: Age of oldest victim
14 years: Age of victim Annabelle Pomeroy, First Baptist Church pastor Frank Pomeroy’s youngest daughter
10 injured victims remained in critical condition as of 11:30 a.m.
30 miles: Distance between Sutherland Springs, Texas and San Antonio, Texas
360 people: Approximate population of Sutherland Springs, Texas
7 percent: Approximate percentage of population killed in church shooting
50 parishioners usually at the church on a Sunday
26 years: Gunman Devin Patrick Kelley’s age
AR-556: Ruger rifle (a semi-automatic weapon) used by gunman, purchased in April 2016 from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio, Texas
One gun per year bought by the gunman between 2014 and 2017.
Three weapons belonging to gunman found — rifle at the church and two handguns in the car
Eight miles: Distance between church and where gunman was found dead in his car from a gunshot wound
2010: Year gunman joined the United States Air Force
12 months confinement: Gunman’s sentence for a 2012 court-maritial. He received a bad-conduct discharge after allegedly assaulting his wife and child, according to Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefane.
2014: Year gunman was dishonorably discharged from Air Force.
35 miles: Distance between Sutherland Springs, Texas and address listed online for gunman in San Antonio, Texas, suburb of New Braunfels
307 mass shootings in 2017 as of Nov. 6, according to Gun Violence Archive
463 mass shootings in 2016
Four or more individuals shot or killed, not including the shooter: Gun Violence Archive definition of mass shooting
12 deaths per 100,000 people: 2016 gun death rate in the U.S.
33,000 people die in firearm-related deaths in the U.S. each year
Sources: AP, Gun Violence Archive, CDC, New York Times