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Texas Shooter Identified as 26-Year-Old Devin P. Kelley

Texas Shooter Identified as 26-Year-Old Devin P. Kelley

By    |   Sunday, 05 November 2017 06:21 PM

The gunman who killed 27 people and injured at least 20 when he opened fire on congregants at a Baptist church in rural Texas Sunday has been identified as 26-year-old Devin P. Kelley, according to a report in The New York Times. 

MSNBC reported late Sunday that Kelley received a "bad conduct discharge" from the U.S. Air Force. He was sentenced to nine-months confinement and demoted.

Kelley was court-martialed over charges of assault on his wife and his child, MSNBC reported.

Kelley reportedly entered First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs at around 12:30 p.m. ET, and started shooting what one woman described as "semiautomatic gunfire."

"It's a small Baptist church. It’s an older building. I don’t know that they would have security cameras or anything high tech like that. And I know they didn’t have security in the parking lot," Carrie Matula, who works at a gas station about a block-and-a-half away, told MSNBC.

"I never thought it would happen here. This is something that happens in a big city. I would never have thought this would have taken place here. It's just too tight a community. It doesn’t make sense."

The shooter was either killed by authorities or took his own life. 

The church is in a rural area about 40 miles east of San Antonio.

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The gunman who killed 27 people and injured at least 20 when he opened fire on congregants at a Baptist church in rural Texas Sunday has been identified as 26-year-old Devin P. Kelley, according to a report in the New York Times.
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