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UPDATE: More than 20 dead in Texas church shooting

(Source: KENS) (Source: KENS)
Sutherland Springs, TX -

More than 20 people have been killed in a shooting that took place inside of a Wilson County church during Sunday service, just 40 miles southeast of San Antonio.

KENS 5, our CBS affiliate in San Antonio, was able to confirm at the scene that some of those casualties included children.

Sherri Pomeroy, the wife of First Baptist Pastor Frank Pomeroy, told the Associated Press in a text message that their 14-year-old daughter was one of the victims.

According to KENS 5 the gunman fled the church in a vehicle after the shooting and was also killed, either by a self-inflicted wound or during a confrontation with police, said the official who was briefed on the investigation.

The official was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt said the gunman walked into First Baptist Church and began firing during a Sunday service.

Between 10 to 15 people were also injured, according to the official who stressed that the figures could change. 

President Donald Trump tweeted from Japan that he is monitoring the situation. Trump tweeted: "May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas."

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting an "evil act." Abbott tweeted: "Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act." He said he is on his way to Sutherland Springs to meet with families, local, state and federal officials.

This is a developing story. Stay with Newschannel 6 for updates.

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