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Texas authorities are investigating possible connections between a gunman and the rural church where 26 people died at a Sunday morning service. The sheriff of Wilson County, where the shooting happened, told TV reporters the gunman’s in-laws had attended the church.
Police said a man, widely but not officially identified as Devin Kelley, shot dead 26 people and wounded 20 at the First Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, near San Antonio. He then fled in a car, pursued by civilians. He was found dead a couple of miles away from the scene.