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Authorities say 10 victims remain in critical condition and four are in serious condition. The Air Force says it failed to report the Texas church shooter’s domestic violence conviction to the FBI as required by Pentagon rules.
Devin Patrick Kelley was convicted of assault against his wife and stepson in an Air Force court-martial in New Mexico in 2012.
Her husband, Michael Ward, tells The Dallas Morning News that he ran inside the church and carried out his 5-year-old nephew, Ryland, who had four gunshot wounds.
Ryland was transferred by helicopter to a San Antonio hospital. Air Force issues statement saying #Sutherland Springs shooter's domestic violence offense was NOT entered into the NICS database.
The senator praised the neighbor who confronted the suspect and exchanged gunfire with him.
“Because of that individual’s bravery, shot the gun man.
Authorities said the gunman who opened fire in a Texas church had sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, who attended the church; Texas DPS confirmed that the mass shooting stemmed from a domestic situation and was not racially or religiously motivated THE LATEST on the church shooting in Texas (all times local): p.m.
Willeford says he ran to a pickup truck and asked the driver, later identified as Johnnie Langendorff, to help him. Kelley’s vehicle hit a road sign and flipped into a roadside ditch. Now the Ward family has lost several relatives, including children, in the Texas church shooting.
Willeford says he got out of the truck, perched his rifle on the truck’s rooftop and yelled, “get out of the truck,” but saw no movement. Leslie Ward was setting up for a yard sale at the house when she heard gunfire.
Authorities have recovered an AR-556 rifle and two handguns belonging to the suspect — Devin Patrick Kelley.
During a press conference, Cruz was asked whether he would consider or support new gun control measures in the wake of the shooting.