The gunman who commit the massacre in a rural Texas church fire continuously for several minutes. He methodically shooting his victims including small children in the head, execution-style. A law enforcement official tell on the investigation on Wednesday.
Texas gunman Devin Kelley caught on camera as he kill more than two dozen people including small children during a massacre inside a Texas Church.
A video camera capture the blood bath inside the church. Which left 26 people dead and 20 wounded the worst mass shooting in Texas history. And state and federal investigators have review that gruesome footage. The official estimate that the shooting in the video last about seven minutes. The church routinely recorder its services and often post the resulting videos online.
Texas Church Shooting Live Video
The killer, equip with an assault rifle went to the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday morning with magazines. It capable of holding more than 400 rounds of ammunition. But it is not clear how many shots he actually fire, the official inform. Who speak on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing.
The footage which may never be made public. Its from the church’s practice of recording and later posting its services online.
Authorities who review the footage tell the shooting last about seven long minutes and the shooter came holding with more than 400 rounds of ammunition.
The Texas Department of Public Safety release the names of the dead. It include 10 women, seven men, eight children. And the unborn fetus carry by one of the victims, Crystal M. Holcombe. The youngest of the children was 1 year old the oldest of the adults was 77 years old.
Texas Church Victims Details
Eight of those gunned down belong to a single family. Which include the Holcombes and the Hills. One victim, Annabelle R. Pomeroy, 14, was the pastor’s daughter.
The gunman, Devin P. Kelley, 26 convict in 2012. While he was in the Air Force of assaulting his first wife and her son, a toddler. And he serve time in a military prison. Under federal law, that prevent him from having firearms. But the Air Force admit on Monday that it fail to forward information about his case to the national databases used for gun purchase background checks.
Speaking to leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this week, Mr Pomeroy said it would be “too painful” to continue using the site as a place of worship.
Law enforcement officials have said that Mr. Kelley had an ongoing dispute with the family of his estranged second wife, but they are still trying to determine if anything else led to the slaughter.
Mr. Kelley had attended the Texas Church in the past, and his mother-in-law was a regular there, though she was not present during the shooting. His wife’s grandmother was one of the people he killed.
Officials have said they have no indication so far that anyone else was involved in the massacre, or that it was politically or religiously motivate.