Texas church where 26 people were killed to be demolished
Scripps National Desk
12:11 PM, Nov 9, 2017
12:20 PM, Nov 9, 2017
First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas will be demolished.
That information came from the Southern Baptist Convention after its leaders met with Pastor Frank Pomeroy in Sutherland Springs on Nov. 7. The church was the site of a mass shooting that claimed the lives of 26 of the church's parishioners on Nov. 5.
The shooter also died that day.
Pomeroy and his wife were not in church on the day of the shooting, but their 14-year-old daughter was there, and she was killed. The gunman began unloading 450 rounds from outside of the building before he entered and began shooting with an assault rifle.
Video from the scene shows gunfire lasted about 7 minutes. Survivors said the suspect walked up and down the aisles looking for people who were still alive and shooting crying children point-blank.