Around 11:30 a.m. local time, a man dressed in all black exited a vehicle and started firing a rifle outside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a Texas community of a few hundred people about 30 miles east of San Antonio, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. The gunman then entered the church, where services were underway, and continued to fire, officials said.
Dylann Storm Roof is charged with nine counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in an attack which killed nine people in a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. Authorities say Roof, a white supremacist, began shooting a group assembled in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after praying with them. He fled authorities before being detained in North Carolina.
Wade Michael Page fatally shoots six individuals at a Sikh temple until he's shot by a police officer. Page, an Army veteran who had been a "psychological operations specialist," committed suicide after he was injured. Page was a member of a white supremacist group named End Apathy and his views led officials to care for the shooting as an act of terrorism. He'd been discharged from the Army in 1998.
Larry Gene Ashbrook opens fire inside the crowded chapel of the Wedgwood Baptist Church. Worshipers, thinking at first that it must be a prank, keep singing. But when they realize what is happening, they dive to the floor and scrunch under pews, terrified and silent as the gunfire continues. Seven people are killed before Ashbrook takes his own life.