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Local, national leaders react to Texas church massacre

Renatta Signorini
| Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference on Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas about the First Baptist Church mass shooting.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference on Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas about the First Baptist Church mass shooting.

Local and national leaders reacted on social media to a Sunday mass shooting at a small Texas church during morning worship services.

A gunman fatally shot 26 people — ranging in age from 5 to 72 — at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs with an assault rifle. About 20 others were injured, The Associated Press reported.

An armed resident confronted the suspect, who fled in a sport utility vehicle. The resident and a passing motorist chased the suspect until his SUV crashed. He was found dead inside.

It was the worst mass shooting in Texas history.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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