Families, babies victims of mass shooting
AAP / an hour ago
Some of the victims of gunman who opened fire on a church in a rural Texas community on Sunday, killing at least 26 people:
Joe and Claryce Holcombe, told the Washington Post they lost eight extended family members.
Bryan Holcombe, an associate pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs where the shooting took place, was killed in the gunfire. His wife, Karla was also killed.
Bryan and Karla’s son, Marc Daniel Holcombe, was also killed with his infant child, Noah Holcombe.
Another son of Bryan and Karla, John Holcombe, survived, but his wife, Crystal Holcombe, who was pregnant, died with her unborn child and three of her children – Emily, Megan and Greg.
Joann Ward and her two daughters, Brooke, 5, and Emily, 7, were among other victims of the mass shooting.
Joann’s 5-year-old son Ryland was shot four times in the attack and flown by helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio where he underwent surgery, according to the Dallas Morning News. Her 9-year-old daughter, Rihanna, survived.
Annabelle Pomeroy, 14, was among the first victims to be identified. Her father, Frank Pomeroy, the pastor of the First Baptist Church, was out of town with his wife when the gunman opened fire.
Richard Rodriguez, 51, is also among the dead. His daughter Regina, who posted a picture of herself with her father on her Facebook on Monday, said he attended church every Sunday.
LULA WOICINSKI WHITE
Lula Woicinski White, 71, was the gunman’s grandmother-in-law, according to CNN.
TARA ELYSE MCNULTY
Tara Elyse McNulty, who died at in the shooting, was at the church with her two children who were wounded but survived the attack.
ROBERT CORRIGAN, SHANI CORRIGAN
A couple from Michigan, Robert Corrigan and his wife, Shani, were among those killed in the massacre.
Haley Krueger, described on social media as “a beautiful, vibrant, 16 year old girl” who was excited about the bright future ahead of her.