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Church shooter killed himself after vehicle chase, sheriff tells CBS
November 6, 2017 / 2:32 PM / in 11 days

Church shooter killed himself after vehicle chase, sheriff tells CBS

(Reuters) - The man who killed at least 26 people in a Baptist church in a rural Texas town on Sunday died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told CBS News in an interview on Monday morning.

A Comal County SheriffÕs office vehicle is stopped in front of the residence of Texas church shooting suspect Devin Kelley in New Braunfels, Texas, U.S., November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz

Tackitt said gunfire was exchanged between the gunman and two armed citizens during a vehicle chase after the shootings.

“There was some gunfire exchanged, I believe, on the roadway also, and then (the shooter’s vehicle) wrecked out,” said Tackitt. “At this time we believe that he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after he wrecked out.”

Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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