Local media report that several people have been shot at a church in South Texas

2017-11-05 21:14

Texas — Local media report that several people have been shot at a church in South Texas.

A shooting at a Baptist church in the US state of Texas on Sunday resulted in multiple casualties, news media reported.

The shooter was reported killed.

The shooting took place at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, southeast of San Antonio, reports said.

They said the shooter walked into the church shortly before noon and opened fire. A two-year-old was among the wounded, the Dallas Morning News website reported.

A spokesperson for Connally Memorial Medical Center in nearby Floresville told Fox News that "we have accepted a number of patients from the shooting." She gave no number.

Helicopters and emergency personnel were arriving at the scene, and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were heading to the scene, the bureau said.

The shooting comes just over a month after a gunman in Las Vegas, firing down from a hotel room, killed 58 people and wounded hundreds attending an outdoor concert.

And it came just over two years after a white supremacist, Dylann Roof, entered a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, and shot nine people to death.

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