On Sunday morning in the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas, residents gathered at the First Baptist Church to fellowship and pray. As the service was underway, a gunman opened fire on the church and its congregants, killing 26 and wounding at least 10.
Sutherland Springs is an unincorporated community about 30 miles east of San Antonio.The town has roughly 362 residents, so 26 people accounts for over 7% of the population. Let that sink in for a minute.
“There’s two gas stations, the church, a community center, post office, a Dollar General, a tire shop,” Dana Fletcher, a Sutherland Springs Resident, told CNN of the town. “That’s about it.”
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