UNGODLY … 26 Dead and 20 Injures at Church Shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX (Update: Gunman Dead)(Update: Gunman ID’d as Devin Patrick Kelley)
HORROR IN SMALL TOWN AMERICA …
Authorities are stating that 26 people have been killed and 20 more injured following at church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault-style rifle opened fire inside the First Baptist Church around 11:20 AM on Sunday killing 26 people ranging from the ages from 5 to 72 years old.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas – A shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday morning left 26 people — ranging in age from 5 to 72 years old – dead and 20 wounded, authorities say.
Devin Patrick Kelley, of New Braunfels, has been identified as the gunman.
Kelley walked into the First Baptist Church and began shooting around 11:20 a.m., before fleeing in a vehicle, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt said. Witnesses said Kelley was dressed in all black tactical gear and a ballistic vest and a Department of Public Safety official said he was carrying a Ruger ARb assault-type rifle.
Tackitt said Kelley was later found dead in the vehicle in Guadalupe County. The exact circumstances of his death are not known.
Johnnie Langendorff told KSAT’s Garret Brngr that he witnessed the end of the shooting and said another man and Kelley exchanged gunfire after Kelley left the church. Langendorff said he and the man chased Kelley for several minutes in their vehicle.
UPDATE I: Church Shooter crashes vehicle while being chased by local heroes. Neighbor got his gun and most likely prevented further carnage.The shooter is dead. Unknown whether he took his own life or was killed by other fire.
Devin Patrick Kelley has been identified as the gunman who killed at least 26 people at a church Sunday morning in Texas, a U.S. official told The Daily Beast. A week before he committed the worst massacre at a place of worship in American history, Kelley posted a photo of a semiautomatic rifle to Facebook with the caption: “She’s a bad bitch.”
The man authorities have identified as the shooter in the massacre at a Texas church was given a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force three years ago after being court-martialed for assault, a military spokesperson confirmed Sunday.
Federal law prohibits a person who has been dishonorably discharged from buying a firearm. Whether Kelley’s discharge would trigger the law was not immediately clear.
Devin P. Kelley, who served in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico starting in 2010, was court-martialed in 2012 for two counts alleging assault on his spouse and assault on their child, Ann Stefanek, the chief of Media Operations for the Air Force, said in a statement.
Kelley was convicted and sentenced to 12 months in custody and given a bad conduct discharge, Stefanek said. He was discharged in 2014.
The 1968 Gun Control Act made it unlawful for a licensed firearms dealer to sell a weapon to a person with a dishonorable discharge or for such a person “to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.”
UPDATE IV: Devin Kelley: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know.
1. The Shooter, Who Showed Off a Rifle on Facebook, Creeped Out Friends By Preaching About Atheism & Lived on a Wooded Property Where Gunfire Rang Out at Night
2. The Gunman Once Wrote That He Lived By the Air Force’s ‘Core Values’ Before Being Accused of Bad Conduct & He Found Work at a Waterpark.
3. The Gunman Was Dressed All in Black & Wrote That He Did Not Fear Death.
4. Multiple Children Were Among the Victims, Including the Pastor’s Teenage Daughter, Who Was Remembered as a ‘Beautiful, Special Child’
5. Devin Kelley Was Married in 2014 to a Woman Who Reportedly Once Taught at the Church
The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guests: MADD Canada Chapter Service Mgr. Michelle Okere & FBI Profiler Pat Brown
THE DANA PRETZER SHOW
- Michelle Okere, MADD Canada Chapter Service Manager discussing the problems of impaired driving.
- Pat Brown, Criminal FBI profiler will be discussing mass murderers.
Thomas Gunderson, Injured Las Vegas Shooting Victim Visited in Hospital by President Trump & First Lady Melania Trump … “I will never lie down when the President of this great country comes to shake my hand” (VIDEO)
NOW THIS IS WHAT MAKES AMERICA GREAT …
Thomas Gunderson was one of the hundreds injured during the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was visited by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump in the hospital. The injured man who survived the Las Vegas massacre and did what so many spoiled, rich, entitled athletes cant seem to do, he refused to take a knee and stood. No one would have criticized Gunderson if he could not get out of bed, but when meeting President Trump that is exactly what he did. Why, because he is a respectful man and loves his country. Even after Melania Trump said to him it’s not necessary to stand, Thomas Gunderson did so anyway. Now that’s class and respect.
Thomas Gunderson posted on his Facebook page:
“I will never lie down when the President of this great country comes to shake my hand!” .
“There may be plenty of issues in this country but I will always respect my country, my president and my flag. Shot in the leg or not, I will stand to show my President the respect he deserves!”
A note to the NFL players … you could learn a thing or two from this man.
President Donald Trump expresses his thanks to the courage and heroism to the police, firefighters and first responders to their quick response to the heinous actions of an individual. In the depths of horrors so many through themselves into harms way to save others.
President Trump stated, “In the darkest moments, what shines most brightly is the goodness that thrives in the hearts of our people. That goodness is our lighthouse.”
This is President Trump at his best, please watch.
Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Wired $100,000 to Philippines Last Week Prior to Massacre (Update: Marilou Danley Returns to US for Questioning as Person of Interest)
WHY DID PADDOCK WIRE $100,000 TO THE PHILIPPINES PRIOR TO SHOOTING RAMPAGE …
NBC News is reporting that the Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock wired $100,000 to an account in his live-in girlfriend, Marilou Danley’s, home country, the Philippines, just one week before he unleashed the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Was such an action a common occurrence for Paddock? Was the money meant for Marilou Danley or someone else? The Daily Caller speculates, “it remains unclear whether the money was intended for Danley, her family members, or for some unknown purpose. With so little known about Stephen Paddock, all of his actions seem to just lead to more questions and few answers. The death toll from the Las Vegas massacre now stands at 59, 60 if you count Paddock. However, officials unfortunately believe that number will continue to rise.
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock wired $100,000 to an account in his live-in girlfriend’s home country, the Philippines, in the week before he unleashed the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, according to multiple senior law enforcement officials.
But while officials have confirmed that Marilou Danley was in the Philippines on Sunday when Paddock opened fire on a crowd attending a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, it was not known whether the money was for her or her family or for another purpose.
Danley, 62, who had traveled to Hong Kong on Sept. 25, could fill in some of the blanks after returning to the United States on Wednesday, the officials said. She arrived at Los Angeles International Airport escorted by FBI agents late Tuesday, multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said.
“We anticipate some information from her shortly,” Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. “She is currently a person of interest.”
Paddock’s still-stunned brother, Eric Paddock, said he suspects the money was to take care of Danley.
“One hundred thousand dollars isn’t that huge amount of money,” he said. “Condemn Steve for gambling. Steve took care of the people he loved. He made me and my family wealthy.”
The Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend returned to the U.S. overnight after a weekslong trip abroad and was met by investigators seeking to question her for clues to what drove Stephen Paddock to slaughter 59 people from his high-rise hotel suite.
Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, 62, who was in the Philippines at the time of the Sunday night shooting, was met by FBI agents at the Los Angeles airport late Tuesday, according to a law enforcement official who wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, who has called Danley a “person of interest” in the attack, said on Tuesday that “we anticipate some information from her shortly” and that he is “absolutely” confident authorities will find out what set off Paddock.