Sutherland Springs Shooting

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Saturday marked exactly six months since a gunman stormed into First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and left 26 people dead. However, the small town observed the day not with sorrow but with a sense of rebirth as they broke ground at the site of their new church building.


Myrick Gurosky and Associates / North American Mission Board

First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs will build a new sanctuary and community center. The announcement Tuesday by church officials comes nearly five months after a gunman killed over two dozen people during a Sunday church service in November. The new buildings are expected to be completed by next spring.

 


David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

Gov. Greg Abbott announced his office will provide $2.3 million to support the continued recovery efforts for survivors impacted by the Sutherland Springs church shooting.


Ryland Ward, one of the 20 people injured during the Sutherland Springs church shooting, got  a  ride home in a fire truck Jan. 11 after two months in the hospital. He turned 6 while undergoing treatment.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Updated at 5:25 p.m.

University Hospital in San Antonio released the last victim of the Sutherland Springs shooting Thursday.

Ryland Ward, who turned six while undergoing treatment for five gunshot wounds, got a ride home in  a fire truck driven by Assistant Fire Chief Rusty Duncan of nearby Stockdale.

Courtesy / McMahan Family

A five-year-old boy is one of the last victims from the Sutherland Springs shooting that remains hospitalized. Now family members believe he could be out of San Antonio’s University Hospital in a few weeks.  

 


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