Devin Patrick Kelley has been identified as the suspect who opened fire inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex. on Sunday, killing 26 people and injuring 20 others. Kelley, who was reportedly pursued by a local resident with Kelley’s gun after he exited the church, was later found dead inside of his vehicle. While details are still emerging, Texas Gov. Greg Abbot called the attack the deadliest mass shooting in Texas’ history, according to CBS News.
45 responded to the Texas church shooting from Tokyo on Sunday, calling the tragedy a “horrific shooting and an “act of evil.”
“Victims and their families were in their sacred place of worship,” he stated. We cannot put into words the pain and grief we all feel. In dark times such as these, Americans do we what do best and we pull together. We lock hands and we joins arms. Through the tears and through the sadness we stand strong.”
On Monday morning, Trump went on to attribute the event to a “mental health” problem, unsurprisingly without much clarification.
“This was a very, based on preliminary reports, very deranged individual, a lot of problems over a long period of time,” he said. “This isn’t a guns situation, we could go into it, but it’s a little soon to go into it.”
The city of Miami may be sued for releasing the photos of the six firefighters who hung a noose over a Black lieutenant’s family photos inside a fire station. According to The Miami Herald, Osnat K. Rind, attorney for Miami’s International Association of Firefighters, sent a letter to the city of Miami which alluded to a lawsuit.
“The release of these photographs, which now appear in several media reports including reports on the internet, is inconsistent with the City’s legal obligation to consider the underlying purpose of the statute, and may subject the City to potential civil liability for the unwarranted disclosure of public records,” he wrote. “The Union requests that you cease and desist in this regard.”
Kevin R. Jones, an assistant city attorney, also wrote multiple news outlets on Friday, demanding a “cease and desist from further showing the firefighters pictures in your coverage of this event.”
“As former first responders, their photos are confidential and exempt under Florida’s public disclosure law and should not have been released,” Jones reportedly wrote.
Outlets such as The Miami Herald have decided to keep the photos published on its sites.
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