First Baptist Church Shooting Victims (2017)
By: Legacy Staff
12 months ago
26 people were killed by a shooter at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, according to The San Antonio Express-News.
A man walked into First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Wilson County Sunday morning and started shooting. Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told The Wilson County News that the shooter was killed.
"Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a post on Twitter. "Our thanks to law enforcement for their response."
The church was full of families and the victims range in age from 77 years-old, to an unborn child. These are the victims, according to The San Antonio Express-News.
Eight members of the Holcombe-Hill family, including Associate Pastor Bryan Holcombe, 60, who was leading the service at the time of the shooting, and his wife Karla Holcombe, 58; their son, Marc Daniel Holcombe, 36, and his daughter, Noah Holcombe, 1; the wife of their other son, Crystal Holcombe, 36, and her unborn child, as well as three of her children from a previous marriage, Gregory Hill, 13, Emily Hill, 11, and Megan Hill, 9.
Joann Ward, 30, and her daughters, Emily Garcia, 7, and Brooke Ward, 5
Robert Corrigan, 51, and his wife Shani Corrigan, 51, who had been sweethearts since high school
Robert Marshall, 56, and his wife, Karen Marshall, 56, were attending their first service at the church
Annabelle Pomeroy, 14, daughter of the church’s pastor, Frank Pomeroy
Peggy Warden, 56, a grandmother who sacrificed herself to protect her grandson
Lula White, 71, the grandmother of the gunman’s estranged wife
Dennis Johnson, Sr., 77, an elder at the church, and his wife, Sara Johnson, 68, who had volunteered in the church nursery for over 30 years
Ricardo Rodriguez, 64, and wife, Therese Rodriguez, 66, were described as a couple who did everything together
Haley Krueger, 16, had plans to become a nurse and work in a neonatal intensive care unit
Tara McNulty, 33, worked as a bartender and in an office job to provide for her two children
Keith Braden, 62, a father and grandfather, military veteran, and hard worker
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