The nation was rocked by the mass shooting that recently took place in Sutherland Springs, Texas. While innocent parishioners worshipped inside a small church, a deranged man opened fire on the helpless crowd.
Police have stated that a shocking video, taken from inside the church, shows the killer brutally walking the aisles and firing on men, women, and children. The killer then fled the scene and died from a gunshot wound shortly after.
Now, the church is speaking out about the future of their facility. While they say that church and worshipping will still go on in the city, they will not be reopening the church building where the shootings took place.
“There’s too many that do not want to go back in there,” Pastor Frank Pomeroy said Wednesday night of his decision about First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. “We will probably turn it into a memorial for a while. We’re playing it day by day right now.”
The oldest person killed in the attack was 77 years old. Nine of the 26 victims are children, including a pregnant mother. Most of the victims were also female, according to the Wall Street Journal.
As to whether the church building will eventually be torn down and rebuilt, Mr. Pomeroy said, “It’s too soon right now to tell. I want to get through all the funerals before I do anything.”
The Texas Governor has also spoken out about the attack. He offered words of prayer and inspiration in the midst of this horrific time for the small community.
“We will not be overcome by evil,” Governor Abbott said. “Love will conquer evil. Your community saw the very face of evil.”
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