The massacre of 26 worshippers at a church has devastated Sutherland Springs, a small Texas town where "everybody knew everybody", with the incident wiping out about four per cent of the town's population.
At least eight members of the same family were among the 26 people killed yesterday when a man armed with an assault rifle burst into the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church and and started firing.
The mass shooting left about 20 others wounded in the small town of Sutherland Springs, about 48 km east of San Antonio city.
The massacre killed about four per cent of the town's population. And no one at church was left unscathed, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt said without giving the population of the rural town.