He would kill 26 people and injure at least 20 more before trading gunfire with a neighbor and fleeing.
Officials identified the shooter as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley on the record Monday morning. Kelley, a New Braunfels resident, was wearing tactical gear and holding a variant on an AR-15.
The victims ranged in age from 5 to 72 and included the daughter of the church's pastor.
Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt recalled the horror inside the church Monday morning, saying "Wherever you walked in the church, it was death."
But on Sunday night, the Sutherland Springs community gathered to honor and pray for the victims.
Ramiro Martinez hold his daughter Sophia, 9, during a candle light vigil for the shooting at the First Baptist ...