More than 24 hours after the tragedy in Sutherland Springs, TX, an unincorporated community with approximately 600 residents, country artists have been among the those to offer prayers to the victims and their families.
According to authorities with the Texas Department of Public Safety, 26 people were killed, and 20 were wounded when the gunman Devin Kelley, 26, opened fire on the congregation at the local First Baptist Church during Sunday services (Nov. 5).
A pathologist has yet to confirm Kelley’s cause of death, but authorities have found evidence showing that he may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Four of the victims hospitalized are in serious condition, and ten remain in critical condition. The tragedy is the deadliest mass shooting in Texas’ history.
God bless you Texas. #texasstrong
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) November 5, 2017
Prayers for Texas. pic.twitter.com/5plDtuYmUM
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) November 6, 2017
I love you Texas!
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) November 6, 2017
Our heart breaks for the families and friends of the victims at the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX today.
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) November 5, 2017
Sutherland Springs, Texas.
— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) November 5, 2017
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) November 5, 2017
Praying for everyone in Sutherland Springs, TX today. Unspeakable and heartbreaking!
— EliYoungBand (@EliYoungBand) November 5, 2017
My thoughts and prayers go out to those families in the church shooting in my home state of Texas!
— Chase Bryant (@chasebryant) November 5, 2017
Praying for the folks in Texas who were suffered a satanic attack in their church today
God help us the worlds gone crazy!
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) November 5, 2017
Thoughts and prayers with everyone in Sutherland Springs, TX. Heartbroken
— Eric Paslay (@ericpaslay) November 5, 2017
Sending love, prayers and support to those injured in the Texas church shooting and to the families of those killed.
— WilliamMichaelMorgan (@wmmorgan) November 5, 2017