Devin Kelley Texas Mass Shooting: 26 People Killed In Texas Church Shooting On Sunday

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A gunman, Devin Kelley, conducted the largest mass shooting in the history of Texas and killed over 26 people when he opened fire inside a rural Texas church on Sunday

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Devin Patrick Kelley who killed 26 people at a Texas church had sent threatening texts to his mother-in-law earlier — she attends the church he targeted, authorities said Monday. But his mother-in-law was not inside the church when Devin Kelley arrived at the scene.
As Devin tried to flee the scene, a gun carrying citizen engaged him in a gunfight and pursued after Kelley. Kelley was later found dead by the police, killed by the citizen who went after him.
The youngest killed was a 17-month-old girl, her family told CNN. The oldest was 77 years old who happened to be his grandmother in law.

Troubled Past?

According to NBC, Devin Kelley had always been mentally deranged for a very long time and was dropped from the army in 2014 due to misbehavior.

“He was very sick in the head,” Katy Landry, a former girlfriend of Devin Patrick Kelley, told NBC News.

Kelley, 26, arrived at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday ready for war, wearing black tactical gear and a ballistics vest and toting what authorities described as an “assault-type rifle.” He opened fire, killing 26 people, at least a dozen of them children.

Devin Kelley in an undated driver’s license photo.Texas Department of Public Safety

What was behind this act of carnage in a place of sanctuary? Authorities have not specified a motive but they noted that his mother-in-law had attended the church and been threatened by him.

Devin Kelley also stalked his exes after breaking up with them

“Years after dating me he would try to bribe me to hang out with him,” Landry, who met Kelley in church as a teenager, told NBC News in a Facebook message. “He ended up assaulting me. He would stalk me by repeatedly calling me — even prank calling me, saying really weird stuff. That was another thing about him — he was very sick in the head…He would tell me very sick strange things,”

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