Texas church mass shooting was caught on graphic video

The massacre was caught on camera thanks to church recording

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Video of the shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, shows that the gunman methodically shot into the crowd of churchgoers with the intent to kill everyone there, firing rapidly and only pausing to reload as he shot his victims, including children, in the head, execution-style.

On Wednesday, officials said that the massacre, which killed 26 people, had been caught on camera thanks to a longstanding church policy of recording the worship services.

While law enforcement sources didn’t say whether the video would be publicly released, they characterized the footage as showing the assault lasting seven minutes and showing the gunman with magazines that could hold up to 400 rounds.

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The list of the dead includes 10 women, seven men, eight children, and the unborn child of Crystal M. Holcombe. The victims ranged in age from 1 to 77.

The gunman, Devin P. Kelley, had been convicted in 2012 of assaulting his first wife and her son, but while that should have disqualified him from obtaining a gun, the Air Force admitted to not forwarding the information properly.

Kelley also had a history of violence, once trying to smuggle guns onto Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico and threatening to kill superior officers. He even spent time in a psychiatric hospital, from which he at one point escaped.

However, it was an animal cruelty charge that kept him from getting a gun in 2015. The charge was dismissed two years later after a period of probation, though even that could have disqualifying for a gun license application, and when he didn’t respond to an inquiry about the charge, his application was denied.

Eventually, however, Kelley was able to purchase four firearms and pass a background check on each. The investigation is still ongoing.