Texas mass shooting: The sound of hymns drifted from the country church. Then came gunfire. - The Washington Post

The Washington Post| Wed Nov 08 16:57:06 EST 2017
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. — A few dozen families gathered in the yard of the First Baptist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 31, their children dressed as Dalmatians and pirates as they ran through a bounce house and crowded around a metal tub to fish for rubber duchies. The modest “fall fest” gathering aimed to provide an alternative to Halloween — an attractive innovation in a deeply conservative region. For Michelle Shields, the event included a positive development: Her son-in-law, Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, was in the crowd. There’d been recent tension in the family, so she hoped Kelley’s appearance with her granddaughter meant things were on the upswing. The next night, Kelley and his wife, Daniel..

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