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Gunman kills more than 20 people at Texas Baptist church

PUBLISHED: 20:39 05 November 2017 | UPDATED: 20:39 05 November 2017

Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Picture: KSAT via AP

Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Picture: KSAT via AP

More than 20 people are reported to have been shot dead after a gunman opened fire at a Baptist church in Texas, police said.

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt said the man walked into the church in Sutherland Springs and started shooting.

He told the Wilson County News there were “multiple” casualties and that the gunman had been “taken down”.

It was not immediately known how many people were killed and wounded or who carried out the attack.

Emergency services converged on the church in the small town south east of San Antonio and helicopters were taking victims to hospitals.

Emergency services rushed to the church and local media showed helicopters airlifting victims to nearby hospitals.

Sutherland Springs is a community of about 400 people 30 miles south east of San Antonio.

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