The gunman who took the lives of 26 people inside a church in Texas was armed with an assault riffle, 15 loaded magazines and was angry on a family
Apparently, the gunman had an obsession with a family with which he had a dispute. As investigators start to put the pieces together to create a picture of Devin Patrick Kelley, more clues have started to show up regarding the deadliest shooting in Texas’ history.
Sadly, the gunman took the lives of innocent people and children, ranging in afe from 17 months to 77 years old.
He also had a record of violence and carried an obsession with a domestic dispute, according to officials. Moreover, he sent threatening messages to his mother-in-law as early as Sunday morning, when the shooting took place.
“There are many ways that he could have taken care of the mother-in-law without coming with 15 loaded magazines and an assault rifle to a church,” Freeman Martin of the Texas Department of Public Safety said. “I think he came here with a purpose and a mission.”
At the same time, Kelley had three gunshot wounds as he was shot by a citizen who carried a gun in both leg and torso. Moreover, he had a self-inflicted shot I the head. Even though it is not 100% clear yet which gunshot he died from, it is believed from the evidence at the scene “that indicates the subject may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.” The gunman was found dead in his car.