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A man pulled a cross to the service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, for victims of the shooting at First Baptist Church.

Texas town holds first Sunday service since church attack

Hundreds of mourners crowded into the tiny town of Sutherland Springs for the service.

A casket was removed from a hearse Saturday during a graveside service for Richard and Therese Rodriguez, two of the people killed in last week’s shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Still in shock, Sutherland Springs starts to bury its dead

Two victims of last Sunday’s mass shooting, in which 26 people were killed, were laid to rest Saturday.

Miguel Zamora erected a cross at a makeshift memorial in Sutherland Springs, Texas, for the church shooting victims.

In Air Force, colleague feared church gunman would ‘shoot up the place’

Devin Kelley’s career fell apart under the weight of his depression and rage, according to military records and interviews.

Brenda Woldridge (left) and Meredith Cooper embraced at a memorial outside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

EDITORIAL

Air Force error exposes data gaps on guns

The Justice Department and the FBI should work with the military to bring data sharing policies into the 21st century.

On Tuesday, mourners visited a temporary memorial outside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where an unborn child and 25 others died in a massacre.

Texas church gunman once escaped from mental health center

The gunman who carried out the massacre of 26 people at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health center in New Mexico in 2012.

These 11 graphics show problem of gun violence in America

Mass shootings appear to be becoming more common and more deadly.

Law enforcement officials continued to investigate the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex. on Tuesday.

Texas gunman had been committed to mental health center

The gunman who killed 26 people at a Texas church was committed to a mental health facility in 2012, and had made death threats against superior officers.

Sheree Rumph prayed over crosses that were put up outside a gas station in Sutherland Springs, Tex., on Monday.

Trump: Gun control could have led to more deaths in Texas

If an armed bystander wasn’t present amid the massacre in Texas that left 26 dead, President Trump said there would have been “hundreds more dead.”

Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Trevor Noah address Texas shooting

The three late-night hosts talked Monday about the mass church shooting that shook the nation.

Devin Kelley left a trail of violent acts in his life.

Violence followed Texas church gunman after high school

Military officials and authorities in three states said Devin Kelley had a history of threatening loved ones with violence.

Johnnie Langendorff chased the gunman.

2 men in a truck chased down Texas church shooter

The man who exchange gunfire with the suspect jumped into Johnnie Langendorff ‘s pickup truck and exclaimed, “We need to go get him!”

editorial

Make it stop: What we can do now about guns

Common-sense state-by-state reforms can save lives.

A man at the shooting scene wiped his eyes.

Texas church gunman sent hostile text messages before attack

■ Devin Patrick Kelley sent threatening texts to his mother-in-law before the shooting, in which he killed 26 people — one as young as 18 months old.
■ During the attack, Kelley fired an assault rifle as he walked down the center aisle during services, and then turned around and continued shooting on his way out.
■ An official said Kelley had three gunshot wounds: one self-inflicted to his head, and two from an armed citizen — one in his leg and one in his torso.
■ The Air Force failed to report Kelley’s domestic violence conviction to the database used to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers, officials said.

Meredith Cooper, of San Antonio, Texas, and her 8-year-old daughter, Heather, visit a memorial of 26 metal crosses near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Monday Nov. 6, 2017. The gunman of a deadly shooting at the small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, before the attack, authorities said Monday. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

How to protect yourself during a mass shooting

Mass shootings can happen anywhere, at any time. It’s imperative that everyone know how to react.

Laura Torres (right) and Sonia Yanez visited a line of crosses Monday before a vigil for the victims of Sunday's First Baptist Church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

A family praying in church is wiped out by shooter

One minute the Holcombes were a tight-knit family praying in the tiny church on Fourth Street.

Pastor Frank Pomeroy and his wife Sherri speak at a press conference on November 6, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas following a mass shooting that left 26 people dead including their 14 year old daughter. A gunman wearing all black armed with an assault rifle opened fire on a small-town Texas church during Sunday morning services, killing 26 people and wounding 20 more in the last mass shooting to shock the United States. / AFP PHOTO / SUZANNE CORDEIROSUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images

JOAN VENNOCHI

Making sense of the senseless

The common thread is a kind of citizen surrender to unpredictability.

Pastor Dimas Salaberrios, right, prays with Sherri Pomeroy near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing and wounding many. The Pomeroy's daugher, Annabelle, 14, was killed in the shooting. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

MICHAEL A. COHEN

I’m not going to write about guns today

The locale changes, but the story never does.

A primer on the rifle reportedly used in Texas shooting

AR-15-style weapons have become ubiquitous in movies, video games, television shows, and toy stores.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the leader of the Boston archdiocese.

Boston archdiocese taking steps to keep parishioners safe at churches

Catholic officials in Boston said they are taking “appropriate steps” after a gunman fatally shot 26 people at a Texas church.

Law enforcement officials investigate the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing and wounding many. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

fact check

Despite viral story, there’s no indication the Texas shooter was connected to antifa

A widely shared article from YourNewsWire falsely claimed David Kelley was carrying an antifa flag and that there was a second gunman.

An FBI vehicle was parked outside the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, where a gunman wearing all black and a ballistic vest killed at least 26 people and injured at least 20 more Sunday.

What we know about Devin Kelley, the Texas shooting suspect

Five years ago, Devin Kelley was discharged from the Air Force after he was convicted of assaulting his wife and breaking his infant stepson’s skull.

Mourners pray in a vigil for the victims of the First Baptist Church shooting Monday in Sutherland Springs, Tex.

KEVIN CULLEN

The Texas victims were praying before the slaughter. Prayers won’t fix this

The setting, a small church in a dusty rural town, was shocking. The fact that it happened at all isn’t.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by LARRY W. SMITH/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9195275z) Texas State Troopers pick up flowers left for a memorial to move them out of the street near the church while investigators work at the scene of a mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, USA, 06 November 2017. A single gunman identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, is suspected of killing 26 people including several children as they attended church 05 November 2017. Kelley was found dead in his vehicle after a brief chase, however the cause of his death is unclear. Mass shooting in Texas, Sutherland Springs, USA - 06 Nov 2017

2017 is already one of the worst years for mass shootings

There’s still nearly two full months left in 2017, and already this is one of the worst years for mass shootings on record, both in terms of the number of cases and the number of victims.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by R. TOMAS GONZALEZ/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9190183h) Texas Department of Public Safety troopers outside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, USA, 05 November 2017. Reports indicate that a single gunman entered the church and started shooting and was now dead along with reportedly more than 20 victims. Mass shooting in Texas, Sutherland Springs, USA - 05 Nov 2017

A list of shootings at US houses of worship since 2012

Sunday’s shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is the latest in a long line of shootings at churches and other places of worship.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers stood outside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday.

OPINION | SANDRO GALEA

3 steps we can take on gun violence — now

We are all to blame if we do nothing to stop the epidemic of gun violence.

Pastor Frank Pomeroy and his wife Sherri spoke at a news conference near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Tex., on Monday. Pomeroy’s 14-year-old daughter Annabelle Pomeroy was killed in the attack.

Texas shooting fatalities included pregnant mother, three of her children

The victims in Sunday’s shooting at a Texas church included the pastor’s teenage daughter, as well as a 1-year-old girl and several other children.

Johnnie Langendorff, who he said pursued the church shooting suspect, waited at the location where the gunman was found dead.

The man who pursued the Texas church shooter: ‘There was no thinking about it’

Johnnie Langendorff wove his truck at high speed through traffic while trying to catch the car of the fleeing suspect.

President Trump spoke Monday during a news conference in Tokyo.

President Trump says problem is mental health care, not guns

While no officials have publicly questioned suspect Devin Kelley’s mental health, Trump said that “is your problem here.”

A child held candles Sunday during a vigil in Sutherland Springs, Texas, site of a mass shooting.

A number of mass shootings have targeted churches

Sunday’s mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church was the latest and by far the most deadly shooting at a church in recent years.

Law enforcement officials works at the scene of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Small-town church where shooting happened is center of the community

The white wood-frame church where a gunman opened fire Sunday was at the center of life in Sutherland Springs, one of the hundreds of tiny towns that dot rural Texas.

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX - NOVEMBER 6: Law enforcement officials gather near the First Baptist Church following a shooting on November 5, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. At least 20 people were reportedly killed and 24 injured when a gunman, identified as Devin P. Kelley, 26, entered the church during a service and opened fire. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Officials, politicians respond to Texas church shooting

Ranging from anger and shock to usual “thoughts and prayers,” the most recent mass shooting in the country is giving people a lot to say.

Law enforcement officials worked at the shooting scene.

The Texas church shooting and the Fort Hood rampage happened on the same day, 8 years apart

A gunman fired on parishioners at a Baptist church Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, just 160 miles from Fort Hood.

Law enforcement officials stand next to a covered body at the scene of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. ()

Scenes from the church shooting in Texas

A woman who lives about 10 minutes away from Sutherland Springs in Floresville said that everyone knows everyone in the sparsely populated county.