'May God Be With Them': 27 Killed, More Injured in Texas Church Massacre

Sutherland Springs, Texas
Sutherland Springs, Texas (CBS News Screenshot)

Preliminary reports say 27 people were shot dead while attending a Sunday morning service at a Baptist church just outside San Antonio.

A witness told KSAT that a man walked into the church about 11:30 a.m. Sunday and opened fire at the crowd of people. The church holds morning worship services at 11 a.m., according to its website.

Fox reports the shooter is now dead.

Prayers on behalf of the victims are already going up around the globe. Take a look:

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez told Charisma News, "Here we are again broken-hearted by evil and, this time, in a sanctuary for the Prince of Peace. We pray, we cry and we plead with God for mercy on our land. We thank Him for the first responders, and we trust Him to comfort those whose pain is unbearable. May our nation pray."

This story will be updated throughout the day.

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