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Texas Pastor Says 14-Year-Old Daughter Was Killed in Church Shooting

Texas Pastor Says 14-Year-Old Daughter Was Killed in Church Shooting

Law enforcement officials works at the scene of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

By    |   Sunday, 05 November 2017 05:07 PM

The pastor of the church in Texas where a gunman killed 27 people and injured at least 20 on Sunday told ABC News his 14-year-old daughter was one of the victims.

Frank Pomeroy, who was in Oklahoma during the shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, said his daughter Annabelle “was one very beautiful special child.”

A 2-year-old child also was injured after a lone gunman walked into the church during a service at around 12:30 p.m. ET. and opened fire. The shooter, who was either killed by authorities or took his own life, has not been identified.

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

Texas Congressman Vicente Gonzalez said on MSNBC "apparently the shooter was not from the area, he was from outside of that area” and added that he did not believe the incident was related to terrorism, but "was some kind of other incident that has to do with the church or the community."

"It's a rural community and a conservative, mostly farmers and ranchers and people who work out in the oil and gas patches," he said.

David Flores, 26, told CNN his dad saw the gunman "run into the church building and then he heard shots and saw people running. People covered in blood and screaming. It was pandemonium everywhere.

"Looking around, it's very sorrowful and the pastors from all the local churches right now are just trying to console everybody," he added. "There were several children injured. I know three, personally, who are in critical condition."

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