by Scott Creighton
Let’s begin with this, a summary of the events laid out on the Wiki page:
At approximately 11:20 a.m. CST, Devin Patrick Kelley exited from a vehicle at a gas station across the street from the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs wearing black tactical gear, a ballistic vest, and a black face-mask featuring a white skull, and wielding a AR-15 pattern Ruger AR-556 semi-automatic rifle. He immediately fired in the direction of the church. He crossed the street and approached the building from the right while firing, and continued to fire while entering the church building with worshipers attending regular Sunday service. Inside, he yelled, “Everybody dies motherfuckers,” as he proceeded up and down the aisle and shot at people in the pews.Police found 15 empty AR-15 magazines capable of holding 30 rounds each. According to investigators, the shooting was captured on a camera set up at the back of the church to record regular services for uploading online. The footage shows Kelley methodically shooting the victims, pausing only to reload his rifle.