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A mass shooting wiped out 4 percent of the population in a tiny Texas town

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  • America experienced yet another deadly mass shooting on Sunday, this time at a First Baptist Church in a tiny, rural Texas town. [Vox / German Lopez and Karen Turner]
  • Twenty-six people are dead after a shooting rampage by a man named Devin Patrick Kelley, a former member of the US Air Force. Authorities are still piecing together Kelley’s motive, but it appears the shooting may have stemmed from a domestic dispute. [WSJ / Christopher Matthews]
  • Authorities said today that Kelley had sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law as part of an ongoing family dispute. The mother-in-law was a member of the church. [NYT / David Montgomery and Jose Delreal]
  • The shooting rampage took the lives of 26 people, including young children. Eight members of the same family were killed, spanning three generations. [Washington Post / Samantha Schmidt]
  • Sutherland Springs, the unincorporated town where the shooting took place, is a tiny community of 600 people. That means the massacre claimed about 4 percent of the town’s total population. [Vox / German Lopez]
  • The death of parishioners has the close-knit community reeling; many people attended the church or knew people who did, and many said they were struggling to Read More Here