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KXAN| Mon Nov 13 01:38:37 EST 2017
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) – Beyond the black tarp surrounding the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a memorial has been created to remember the lives lost in the mass shooting. Inside, 26 white chairs with roses are arranged in the sanctuary.  Each chair sits where a member of the congregation was found after the shooting.  The chairs, pews and equipment have all been removed.  Volunteers painted the inside white and placed the chairs after investigators cleared the scene. “I didn’t expected it to hit me this hard. I was very overwhelmed,” said Zeke Casarez. “I hadn’t even gotten into the church — I was already overwhelmed.” Casarez has ministered inside the c..

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