It was a stunning moment, and one that should never have happened.
A gunman opened fire on an outdoor gathering in Waco, Texas, killing nine people and injuring more than 20 others.
“The white supremacist was shot dead,” Dallas Police Chief David Brown said.
“He was shot in the face.”
But then the manhunt for the shooter and his alleged accomplice came to a dramatic halt.
A manhunt has been on for a gunman who opened fire outside a Texas church, killing eight people and wounding more than 30 others on Sunday night.
The suspect was identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, a decorated Army veteran and former member of the Dallas Cowboys football team, according to a statement released by the Department of Justice.
In the video released by police, a man is seen on video entering a church and calmly walking up to the pulpit, where he begins shooting at a gathering of people.
Kelley, who was killed in a shootout with law enforcement, has been identified as a former member or former employee of the National Rifle Association, according the DOJ statement.
There was no indication that Kelley had anything to do with the church shooting, the DOJ said.
What happened inside that church?
What are the motives?
The church is a historically black congregation, and the shooter’s actions have left the community divided.
According to local officials, about 20 people were inside the church when the shooting began.
They told the Associated Press that one of the churchgoers told authorities he was at a party when he heard gunshots and saw someone on the floor, according, the AP.
Several witnesses told ABC News that they saw the suspect, who they said was wearing camouflage, flee the scene.
The man was seen in a gray vehicle driving away.
What happened inside the building?
The shooting started outside the church.
At one point, police say, the gunman pointed a gun at the pulp, saying “you are going to die,” according to police.
It’s unclear what the gunman was shouting.
Authorities say the gunman had a history of mental illness.
He had been hospitalized several times, but no one was hurt in that incident.
What were the motives behind the shooting?
The shooter’s motive remains unclear.
Police say the shooting was “random.”
The gunman is also said to have been armed with a shotgun and a rifle.
What do the victims’ families think?
They are mourning the loss of their loved ones.
Many of the victims were shot in their homes and were killed as they sat in their cars.
Some were at work, others were at a coffee shop, others at a bar, and others were out shopping.
Dozens of other people were wounded, and at least one person died at a hospital.
The shooter was also killed in the attack.
President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, were in attendance at the church service, according a White House statement.
The president was visibly shaken as he met with the family of the victim.
What are the victims of this shooting?
Among the wounded are a mother and two daughters.
The mother is in critical condition.
The two daughters, ages 9 and 6, are recovering from their injuries.
The suspect is said to be a white man.
How has the investigation been handled?
The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are not releasing any details on the motive.
What was the church’s history?
The Waco Baptist Church was founded in 1890 and is considered the oldest African American congregation in Texas.
Its mission statement says it is “the home of God’s church, the only African American church in the United States, and is a haven for African American families.”
What are some of the other churches that were damaged?
Waco has an African American population of about 11,000, according Fox News.
The shooting happened at a small church that is located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Waco.
Who are the other victims?
The suspect is believed to have targeted the Waco church because it is home to a number of white people, Fox News reported.
It was the only church in a predominantly African American community in the area, which is a large metropolitan area with a population of more than 50,000 people.
What is the response to the shootings?
President Donald Trump, who has been criticized for not calling the shooting a hate crime, said that he was deeply saddened by the attack and expressed his condolences to the families of the dead.
“It is with deep sadness that I must confirm that the victims have been identified and we have confirmed that Devin Kelley has been killed in an act of terror and evil,” Trump said in a statement.
“We offer our deepest condolences to their families and friends.
President Trump also said that the White House would work with law