We are learning more about the shooter's connection to the small Texas church where he opened fire Sunday, killing 26 people. The sheriff says the gunman's ex-wife and former in-laws occasionally attended services at the church, but were not there at the time.
FBI agents are on the scene of the deadliest shooting in Texas history. A gunman opened fire inside the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs during Sunday services, killing more than two dozen people.
The victims ranged in age from 5 to 72. Investigators identified the gunman as 26-year-old Devin Kelley who lived about 35 miles away. Authorities say he opened fire on the church, went inside and kept firing his assault rifle. When he left the church, a man who lives across the street engaged him in a gun battle.
The sheriff's department says Kelley's in-laws and ex-wife occasionally attended services at the church but were not there Sunday.
Kelley served in the Air Force from 2010 to 2014. He was court -martialed in 2012 on charges he assaulted his spouse and child. He received a bad conduct discharge.
The governor of Texas says Kelley applied for a gun permit but was denied.