TEXAS HORROR: Two-year-old toddler among at least 27 dead

Reports: Gunman wounds several during Sunday church service in Texas

Reports: Gunman wounds several during Sunday church service in Texas

A gunman shot dead at least 20 worshippers during Sunday morning services at a Baptist church in Texas, news media reported.

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt said the gunman walked into First Baptist Church and began firing during a Sunday service.

Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr told CNN it was believed up to 27 people could have been killed, with 24 injured, citing first responders at the scene.

According to the Associated Press, there have been multiple casualties, however police have "taken down" the shooter. A two-year-old was among the wounded, the Dallas Morning News website reported.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting an "evil act", and promised "more details" from the state's Department of Public Safety soon. Paddock subsequently killed himself.

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"The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now", Ryan wrote on Twitter.

There is a large police presence at the church. "I want to thank law enforcement for their response and ask that all Texans pray for the Sutherland Springs community during this time of mourning and loss". The shooter has been reportedly "taken down".

The scene of the shooting.

"About half of our church members are gone", she said. Connally Memorial Medical Center spokeswoman Megan Posey said the hospital in nearby Floresville had received fewer than a dozen patients.

President Donald Trump tweeted from Japan, where is his on an Asian trip, that he was monitoring the situation following the shooting. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene.

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