The second Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs shooting has left more than 20 people dead, including a former pastor and the pastor’s son.
The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in American history, killing at least 58 people.
The shooter, Devin Kelley, was a former church member and the son of a pastor.
The victims include Rev. Bryon W. Kelley, a longtime leader at the church, who died on Monday.
WJLA-TV reports that Kelley’s wife, Mariah, was shot in the leg.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Kelley said that he had been an ordained minister in Sutherland Springs and was not involved in the church shooting.
He also told the media that the shooting was “a senseless act of violence against innocent civilians.”
“We are devastated by the loss of life and loved ones at the hands of this vicious individual.
We ask that everyone show our sincere gratitude to all the victims of this terrible tragedy,” he said.
“We ask that all the innocent civilians and our military personnel be allowed to continue their lives as normal and that our prayers and condolences be sent to all of the victims, their families and the entire Sutherland Springs community.”
On Tuesday, WFAA-TV reported that a member of the church was found dead at his home in the city of Sutherland.
A manhunt was underway for Kelley.
WFIA-TV and WFTV reported on Tuesday that Kelley had been identified by law enforcement officials as the gunman who opened fire on the church.
WNBC reported that Kelley and his father had recently moved from Kansas to Sutherland Springs.
WNEP-TV of Corpus Christi reported that the father, who was a registered Democrat, had lived in the community for about three years and was active in church.
He had no immediate comment.