On Sunday evening hundreds of people, including Governor Abbott, gathered outside the church for a prayer vigil.The mass shooting comes just over a month after a gunman in Las Vegas fired down from a hotel room on a concert crowd, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more.
The pastor of a rural Texas church sprayed with gunfire in a shooting rampage that killed 26 people is considering demolishing the building and putting a memorial in its place, a Southern Baptist Convention official said on Thursday.
Devin Kelley, the 26-year-old gunman, stormed into the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church on Sunday and opened fire on worshipers with a semi-automatic assault rifle in the deadliest mass shooting in modern Texas history.
The shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, during a church service on Sunday left 26 people dead and 20 others injured.
On Monday, Texas officials told reporters that four of the wounded are in serious condition, 10 in critical condition and remaining six are stable.
He attacked the church where his in-laws were known to worship.
() A lone gunman opened fire inside a Baptist church in the US state of Texas killing at least 26 people, including the 14-year-old daughter of the church pastor. () A standoff at a church in Nicaragua has ended with two people dead.
Pastor's daughter killed The dead include the 14-year-old daughter of Pastor Frank Pomeroy.
He said he and his wife, Sherri, were out of town and not at the church service.
The Las Vegas killer used such a device to kill 58 people and wound almost 500.
() US authorities identified the Texas church shooter as the 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, an Air Force veteran discharged for beating his wife and child.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the attack on the church about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio was the "largest mass shooting in the state's history." What happened: Details on shooter revealed Officials identified the suspect as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley during a press conference on Monday.