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Says only nation where this regularly happens:

At least 27 people have died after a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas during Sunday services, police say.

The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County.

Police official Albert Gamez Jr confirmed the number of fatalities to CBS News.

The gunman, who is reported to have been killed in the aftermath, entered the church and opened fire at around 11:30 local time (17:30 GMT).

“The details are kind of sketchy but what I know right now, what they’re telling me, like 27 deceased and over 20, 25 injured,” Mr Gomez Jr said.

“They’re talking about the shooter is dead also,” he added.

One witness, Carrie Matula, told NBC News: “We heard semi-automatic gunfireā€¦ we’re only about 50 yards away from this church.”

Someone check with Howard Kurtz for how long we have to wait before it’s OK to “politicize” this one.

. . . A couple of days ago, at a Wal-Mart almost around the corner from relatives of mine (I’ve been in it a couple of times), some middle-aged white guy walked in and “randomly” shot three Hispanic people to death. This was a one-day local story (and not a very big one) and it went almost unremarked in the national news.

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