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At least 16 people were shot by a gunman who opened fire just before 11.30am The shooting occurred at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas A witness said among those who were shot in the attack was a two-year-old child Another witness said a man 'in full gear' walked into the church and opened fire Police confirmed that the gunman is dead and there is no longer a threat in area Victims were transported to a local hospital and it's unclear if any are deceased
Neighbors in the area said they may have heard the shooter reload multiple times. Another witness at the scene said a two-year-old was also shot in the attack. Families tearfully prayed nearby as they wait to see if their family and friends are safe. According to KSAT, there were at least six helicopters called in to transport victims to the hospital.