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Sutherland Springs church shooting

Church shooter apparently ‘not from the area,’ not a terrorist: Texas congressman

While the identity and motive of the gunman behind the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history have not been released as of this writing, one Texas congressman shared some early information about him.

Texas Rep. Vicente Gonzalez told MSNBC Sunday that “apparently the shooter was not from the area, he was from outside of that area.”

The congressman went on to indicate early information does not link the shooting to terrorism.

Gonzalez said it appears to have been “some kind of other incident that has to do with the church or the community.”

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the gunman was reportedly killed after a short police pursuit.

It is unclear whether he was shot by police or by suicide.

A final toll of casualties has not been determined, but dozens were killed and dozens more injured during morning worship at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

[Featured image: AP Photo/Darren Abate]