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Officials, politicians respond to Texas church shooting

Law enforcement officials gathered near the First Baptist Church following a shooting. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images

After news broke that a gunman opened fire on a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, politicians and officials across the nation, as well as President Trump on his overseas trip, began to issue statements via social media.

Ranging from anger and shock to “thoughts and prayers,” the most recent mass shooting in the country, which left more than 20 dead, is giving people a lot to say:

Aimee Ortiz can be reached at aimee.ortiz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @aimee_ortiz.