This is the third deadly shooting in just a week.
At least 26 confirmed deaths have been reported in yesterday's tragic shooting that took place at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, who crossed over to the First Baptist Church from a gas station and opened fire. A nearby resident went after Devin with their own rifle, where Devin got in his car and crashed to his death.
According to CNN, police do not know whether he died from a self-inflicted wound or that of the resident.
Just one day after the event, President Donald Trump has spoken out calling the deaths a result of mental health issues, saying it has nothing to do with U.S. gun laws, adding that the shooter was "a very deranged individual."
"I think that mental health is the problem here. This was a very, based on preliminary reports, this was a very deranged individual, a lot of problems over a long period of time. We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries," he said at a press conference. "But this isn't a gun situation, I mean we could go into it, but it's a little bit soon to go into it. Fortunately, somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction otherwise it would have...been much worse."
The publication reports that eight of the 26 that were killed were members of one family. One of the victims was five months pregnant who was attending Sunday service with her three children. The woman's brother-in-law was in attendance with his young child. The community leader reports that they have all passed.
...Americans do what we do best: we pull together. We join hands. We lock arms and through the tears and the sadness, we stand strong... pic.twitter.com/qkCPgtKGkA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2017