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Pastor’s 14-Year-Old Daughter Was Killed In Texas Church Shooting

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

The pastor of a church in Texas lost his young daughter in the horrific shooting that occurred at his church Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Frank Pomeroy, the pastor of First Baptist Church told reporters that his 14 year old daughter, Annabelle Renee Pomeroy, was killed in the horrific shooting that killed more than two dozen people during a Sunday service at his church in small town Texas.

The shooter, who has been identified as 26-year-old Devin P. Kelley of New Braunfels, Texas, walked inside the church and opened fire just before 11:30 a.m. CST.

Kelley was dressed in a mask and tactical gear and used a semi-automatic rifle to unload “clip after clip” into the church, according to a neighbor who witnessed the shooting.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed that 26 people were killed and as many as 30 other wounded in the shooting. The death toll makes the attack the deadliest shooting at a place of worship in American history. (RELATED: Gunman Kills 26 People In Mass Shooting At Texas Church [VIDEO])

“We all know what happened here today. It’s something we all say does not happen in small communities,” Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt said at a Sunday evening press conference. “Today we found out that it does.”

The victims ranged from 18 months to 77 years of age, officials told reporters Monday. First responders found 23 dead bodies inside the church, two more outside, and one person who was transported to a hospital but later died.

Pomeroy said he wants the world to know that his daughter Annabelle was “one very beautiful special child.”

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