Authorities identified the shooter as Devin Kelley, 26, of New Braunfels, Texas, which is about 35 miles from Sutherland Springs, federal and state law enforcement sources told ABC News.
The investigation into his background is unfolding. The suspect’s Facebook profile appeared to show a picture of an AR-15 –style gun. A LinkedIn account that is believed to be associated with the shooter suggested that he had a military background.
At this point, today’s church massacre is the fourth deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S history, after Las Vegas, Orlando and Virginia Tech.
President Donald Trump, who is in Japan, tweeted, “May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas.”