Trump, Governor Abott respond to fatal attack

Governor Abbott also said more details would be released by the Texas Department of Public Safety shortly.

The President, who is currently in Japan on a tour of Asia responded to the attack in a tweet.

He tweeted: "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan."

In the same vein, the Texas governor, Greg Abbott has called the attack an evil act.

He said "Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act. Our thanks to law enforcement for their response."

Gunman in church

A gunman entered a First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County, Texas with a gun killing least 27 people.

According to a report by BBC, a gunman opened fire at a church during Sunday services killing several worshippers.

The shooting and number of casualties were confirmed by Police official Albert Gamez Jr to CBS News.

It was also reported that the gunman was killed in the aftermath after opening fire on members of the church attending service at around 11:30 local time (17:30 GMT).

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