Following a shooting in Texas today 27 people, at least, have been confirmed dead.

The shooting took place at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a small town of around 400 people, in the Wilson County, situated just about 30 miles from San Antonio.

The shooting happened at around 11.30 local time (17:30 GMT), at the First Baptist Church. A witness, a cashier at a near gas station said he heard about 20 gunshots.

According Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Robert Murphy, the gunman was killed after a brief chase in the close County of Guadalupe.

As Mr Murphy said, it is still unknown whether the shooter was killed by the police officers or took his own life.

As reported by the CNN, both the FBI and the local police responded to the scene.

A number of helicopters were also sent to the scene to help transporting the wounded to the hospital.

Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, said in a tweet: “Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act,”. He also added: “Our thanks to law enforcement for their response.”

The American President, Donald Trump, tweeted from Japan: “May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas.

The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.”

Again, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, said that more details would be released shortly by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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