Texas Violence: More than 20 Killed by Gunman in Church outside San Antonio

More than 20 people were killed by a gunman who walked into a Texas church in a rural town 30 miles outside San Antonio, Texas Sunday and opened fire.

A witness said she heard about 20 shots in rapid succession around 11:30 a.m. local time while church service was in session.

According to David Keen, a constable with Wilson County, Tex., the gunman is dead. He also said “there are kids involved.”

Local reports indicate that the man entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and began firing. A spokeswoman for the Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, Tex., said that patients had been received there and that the hospital had activated its emergency response team.

It is currently unknown how many people have been injured, but two other hospitals have reported that they’ve received patients from the shooting, including eight at University Hospital in San Antonio.