Devin Patrick Kelley: What we know about Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shooter

  • Debbie Lord and Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Nov 06, 2017

A man opened fire on a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, killing more than 20 people, including the pastor’s 14-year-old daughter, and wounding at least 10 others.

The Texas Department of Public Safety tweeted Monday that the shooter has officially been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley.

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According to reports, around 50 people were worshiping when the gunman first shot people outside of the church, then entered the building and continued shooting.

Law enforcement officials confirmed to The Associated Press Sunday that 26 people were killed in the shooting.

According to authorities and other media outlets, here is what is known about Kelley:

According to the San Antonio Express-News, law enforcement agents are searching Kelley’s home for explosives.

Authorities say 23 people were killed inside the church; two were shot and killed  outside the church and another person died at the hospital. The ages of the victims range from 18 months to 72 years old.

The attack came on the anniversary of the mass shooting that took 13 lives at Fort Hood, Texas. On Nov. 5, 2009, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan shot at least 43 people in the deadliest mass shooting on an American military base. Fort Hood is near Killeen, Texas, which is a little more than 150 miles from Sutherland Springs.