Latest Updates on Texas Church Shooting. The shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley entered First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas and opened fire, killing 26 worshipers. Kelley is a 26-year-old Air Force veteran from nearby New Braunfels, Texas, according to a LinkedIn account tied to his name. He was court-martialed and dishonorably discharged in May 2014. His social-media outlets are being scrubbed, but on Facebook, he recently posted a picture of an assault-style weapon. Eyewitnesses said the gunman entered the church in the small Texas town in full combat gear. And at this time, there is still no motive. 26 are now confirmed dead, not including the shooter now dead. Kelley shot at least 2 victims outside the church, then entered the church shooting dozens more. 24 people died either inside the church or after being transported to hospitals. The suspect was engaged by a local armed citizen. He fled in his car and was later found dead from a gunshot wound inside the vehicle. It isn’t known if he killed himself or was killed by the local citizen.