WINONA, Texas (AP) — One particular person has been killed and one other was wounded in a capturing at a church in East Texas Sunday morning, a sheriff’s deputy stated.
The sufferer who died within the capturing was the church’s pastor, according to the Smith County Sheriff’s workplace.
A suspect who fled the Starrville Methodist Church close to Winona after the capturing has been arrested, stated Sgt. Larry Christian.
Deputies have been referred to as to the church a couple of reported capturing round 9:20 a.m., Christian stated. Two individuals have been discovered shot, he stated.
He stated there have been no companies occurring when the capturing came about. He couldn’t instantly present extra particulars on what occurred or who was concerned, saying investigators are nonetheless gathering info.
“I don’t think it’s going to be any kind of hate motivation or anything,” Christian stated.
Gov. Greg Abbott despatched his condolences.
“Our hearts are with the victims and the families of those killed or injured in this terrible tragedy,” he stated in an announcement.
Representatives of Starrville Methodist couldn’t be instantly reached for remark. Numerous state troopers and sheriff’s deputies could possibly be seen exterior the church, which was cordoned off with yellow tape late Sunday morning.
Winona is a small city about 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of Dallas. Starrville Methodist was in-built 1853, in line with the Texas State Historical Association.
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