President Donald Trump, who is traveling in Asia, denounced the “horrific shooting.” of Congregants in a Texas church by a lone white gunman. He said this in a statement on his twitter account while in his tour of Asia.
“This act of evil occurred as the victims and their families were in their place of worship. Our hearts are broken,” he said.
“We pull together, we join hands, we lock arms and through the tears and through the sadness, we stand strong.”
The president promised his administration’s “full support” to the investigation.
US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said on Twitter: “Keeping all harmed in Sutherland Springs in our prayers and grateful for our brave first responders on the scene.”
The shooting comes just over a month after a gunman in Las Vegas fired down from a hotel room onto an outdoor concert, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
And Sunday’s tragedy came just over two years after a white supremacist, Dylann Roof, entered a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, and shot nine people to death.