Trump mixes up California shooting with Texas shooting in tweet

Trump mixes up California shooting with Texas shooting in tweet

A Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed in the deadliest shooting in the state's history has opened its doors to congregants and the public for the first time since the tragedy.

In a press conference on November 6, 2017, Wilson County Sheriff, Joe D Tackitt Jr., stated, "Kelly's in-laws attended the church but were not present Sunday, but came to the scene after the shooting".

Many church leaders are also said to be reviewing their security practices, some reportedly considering permitting members with concealed carry gun licenses to bring their weapons to worship.

The President tweeted on Tuesday evening: "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas".

Pomeroy has previously said that he wanted to demolish the church and erect a memorial in its place.

Multiple people are dead after gunfire erupted at the church, which is not far outside San Antonio, according to reports. "We have seen such an outpouring, and salt and light has come to Sutherland Springs like we've never seen before", said Mark Collins, Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.

"I know everyone who gave their life that day", he said, pausing to gather himself.

"You can't buy peace", Pastor Cosby said during an interview.

"I don't understand this and I'm not going to try", he said.

While many churches have long had plans for floods or tornadoes, Wohlrabe said violence and bloodshed in a church has always been seen as a societal taboo.

The sanctuary will remain open for people to stop in to pray.

"I just want to make sure the public, this small community, was aware of some of those steps that you could take", Weeks said. A chair with a rose was placed in the room to honor each victim in the place his or her body was found - a pink rose for an unborn baby killed and red roses for the 25 others. "This is a chance for us to say no, we love, we want to serve, and we want to sacrifice".

The congregation held the service at a baseball field, setting up folding chairs under a large white tent.

The crowd stood, clapped and raised their hands to heaven.

Jackson, the county's top administrator, thanked the first responders and others who rushed to First Baptist Church in the aftermath of last Sunday's shooting, which also wounded about 20 people.

The front three rows were reserved for survivors of the attack and the families of those killed.

Initial plans called for gathering at a community center that could house a few dozen people.

Republican Sen. John Cornyn spoke at the service, saying lives were stolen as darkness overtook one man's heart.