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Sutherland Springs Church Opens For The First Time Since Mass Shooting

By Mark Pygas

Earlier this month, a shoot killed 26 and injured 20 worshipers at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The deadliest mass shooting by an individual in Texas, and the deadliest shooting in an American place of worship in modern history, the event left many around the nation shocked and shattered the small town of around 600. 

The gunman, Devin Patrick Kelley, was shot twice by a male civilian as he exited the church. He fled in his SUV and crashed after a high-speed chase. Authorities found him dead with multiple gunshot wounds, including a self-inflicted shot to the head. Kelley had a violent past with numerous accounts of domestic violence in his history as many of these mass shooters have as well.

Just one after the devastating event, Sutherland Spring held its first Sunday service over the weekend. The church where the shooting occurred has been transformed into a chilling memorial. 

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