Texas church shooting: Coach Tom Herman offers his condolences to families of victims

Posted November 6th, 2017



University of Texas head football coach Tom Herman, speaking at his weekly press conference Monday morning, offered his condolences to Sutherland Springs, a small town just outside of San Antonio that is reeling from a mass shooting Sunday at a Baptist church there that left 26 dead and more than 20 wounded.

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“I do want to express our heartfelt condolences to those suffering because of the shooting to the south of us,” Herman said near the beginning of his remarks to the press.

Herman also answered questions about Saturday’s loss to Texas Christian University, quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s eligibility and his coaching staff.

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Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Freeman Martin said that before Sunday’s shooting, suspected shooter Devin Patrick Kelley sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, who attended the church but was not present during the shooting. Kelley was found dead Sunday, and preliminary details from investigators indicate that he likely took his own life. Martin said of the 20 wounded, six were in stable condition, four were still listed in serious condition and 10 more were in critical condition.

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