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BREAKING: Church Shooting Near San Antonio

Update 11:45 p.m.: The suspected shooter reportedly “purchased the Ruger AR-556 rifle he used in the shooting from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio” last year. He apparently indicated no disqualifying criminal history on the forms he filled out and listed a Colorado address.

Update 8:45 p.m.: The incident reportedly ended when an armed civilian engaged the suspect “as he exited the church.” The suspect apparently crashed his car and had a gunshot wound, but it’s still not clear if the wound was from the civilian or was self-inflicted. The Pentagon has confirmed that the suspect served in the Air Force — but CBS reports he was dishonorably discharged. This would disqualify him from legal gun ownership.

(11:30 p.m.: The Daily Beast says it was actually a bad-conduct discharge after he was “court-martialed in November 2012 for assaulting his wife and their child.” He was also sentenced to a year’s confinement. A bad-conduct discharge wouldn’t automatically disqualify him from gun ownership, but a domestic-violence conviction would.)

Update 7:45 p.m.: The shooter has been identified as Devin Kelley, a 26-year-old white male. A LinkedIn account suggests he had a military background. At least 26 were killed and 20 injured in the attack.

Breaking 3:02 p.m.: According to witness reports, about 20 shots were fired during a service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, at 11:30 a.m. local time today. The shooter died following a chase, though it is not known whether he killed himself or was shot by police. There were “multiple” victims, but the exact number is also unknown at this point.

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