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No indication Texas shooter is connected to antifa

No indication Texas shooter is connected to antifa

An armed citizen reportedly shot Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley on Sunday, hitting him through a gap in his body armor.

"The pastor expressed his desire that perhaps the best way forward is to have the church demolished and replaced with a prayer garden", Southern Baptist Convention spokesman Roger "Sing" Oldham, told USA Today. He said Catholics sometimes attend, but not too often, and he said the idea of implementing church security measures seems to be the decision of individual church leadership. The church had less than 100 members before the attack.

The grounds steward of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs tells The Associated Press Friday that services will never take place there again and the building will eventually be demolished. "Fostering a relationship with a local police department to maybe do drive-bys at their house or worship or stop in during service for coffee or maybe attend service would be something they could do immediately".

There should still be a church "but not here", she said Thursday as she visited a row of white crosses commemorating the victims in front of the building.

The Nov. 5 deadly shootings at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, left many people wondering how something so horrific could happen in a place of worship. "The last mass casualty shooting at a church in the USA was in Charleston and that had a major impact and it got people interested in security but people tend to fall back into old habits", says Jim McGuffey, owner of A.C.E. Security Consultants and the chairman of ASIS International's Houses of Worship committee, which is a part of the organization's Cultural Properties Council. A new school was built elsewhere.

The previous site of the school is now a pasture.

In rural areas like Sutherland Springs, gun ownership is a part of life and the state's Republican leaders for years have balked at gun control, arguing that more firearms among responsible owners make the state safer. A almost identical schoolhouse with a security fence was erected nearby and named New Hope School.

The father of the gunman broke the family's silence and said his relatives are grieving.

Kelley died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound after Sunday's massacre.

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It has been revealed, the US Air Force missed at least two chances to block Kelley from buying guns after he was accused of a violent offence in 2012, according to current and former government officials and a review of military documents.

A review of Department of Defense procedures showed the military twice should have flagged Kelley - then serving at a New Mexico base - after he was accused of repeatedly beating his wife and stepson.

The Air Force should have put Kelley into the FBI's criminal databases, used for background checks, soon after he was charged, but failed to do so.

Kelley took his own life after the attack, which is the worst mass shooting in Texas history.

Jeannie Brown, visiting from IN, stopped at the site with her daughter, who used to live IN Sutherland Springs but left decades ago for San Antonio. He had numerous friends who went to the church.

"The whole country is praying over you", he told one man who lost his sister-in-law. So far, investigators have been unable to get into the phone, Combs said.

Authorities said the 26 dead also included the unborn baby of a woman who was killed.

Eleven people are still in hospital Thursday with wounds they suffered in the attack.


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