Transcript for Texas authorities sketch out how the Sutherland Springs church shooting unfolded
At a cost 11:20 this morning. A suspect was seen Valero gas station that must raise taxes he was dressed in all black. This suspect crossed the street to the church. Exit his vehicle and began firing at church. A suspect in due to the rights of the church and continue to fire. The suspect entered the church and continue to fire. As he exited the church a local resident. Grabbed his rifle and engaged it's us that. The suspect dropped his tribe which was Ruger. A or muscle powered rifle and fled from the church. Our local citizen. Pursued the suspect that. Such short time later. That's all corporate responded suspect right at the Wilson. Guadalupe county line he ran off roadways. It was found deceased and his vehicle. At that time we at this time we don't know if it was self inflicted gunshot wound or he was shot by our local resident. We engagement. We know he's deceased in the vehicle the suspect. Has not been completely identified. He would believe he's a young white male maybe as early twenty's. He was dressed in and you know why tactical time here and was went ballistic bit. He headed the delay get him identified as there were multiple weapons in the vehicle when the vehicle's been processed by our Texas ranger. Special operations troops bomb there. There's a lot of work done this posted investigation we know that there. 43 found deceased inside the church. Two deceased how's the turf and now one of and that was transported that was entered his deceased. Bringing the total 26. We have approximately twenty that are transported local. And hospital and San Antonio was with injuries that are very from from minor to very severe. We know that ages range from five years old to 72 years. There's a lot of work to be done. We are only hours into this medication which is gonna take. Significantly this time we'll continue to prosper information that comes available we know you can have a lot of questions there are many many that we cannot answer. We continue to process for a taste we have multiple multiple fronts means we have the church we have outside the church network itself to be it was located. We have follow up on the suspect in where he's from his wrists again we have many people to interview. We have Texas Rangers at all hospital. Locating those an enemy and those who were injured. So not a lot of information to give it this time that the state of Texas we have it would resource we have available Texas Rangers special operations. Texas what true crime scene lab's. That victim services that Texas division of emergency management. Every resource we have available is working it into this investigation over over history reasonable question as for what happened.
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