SAN ANTONIO – Prominent leaders and well-wishers sent their condolences to the community of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday.
Here's a look at some of their tweets following the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.
President Trump first tweeted that he was monitoring the situation from Japan and then later described the shooting as an “act of evil” during remarks to a gathering of both American and Japanese executives.
...Americans do what we do best: we pull together. We join hands. We lock arms and through the tears and the sadness, we stand strong... pic.twitter.com/qkCPgtKGkA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2017
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
Keeping all harmed in Sutherland Springs in our prayers and grateful for our brave first responders on the scene.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 5, 2017
Truly heartbreaking news in #Sutherland Springs. Please say a prayer for First Baptist congregation, first responders & the community there— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) November 5, 2017
Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) November 5, 2017
Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act. Our thanks to law enforcement for their response. More details from DPS soon. https://t.co/KMCRmOPkiM— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 5, 2017
My heart is with the people of Sutherland Springs. May the injured & the families know America stands with them in this painful time.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) November 5, 2017
Prayers for the victims of today's senseless shooting and to their families. This must never become "the new normal." Congress must act.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) November 5, 2017
Such a heart-wrenching tragedy. Prayers for all involved and all left behind in the wake of this madness. https://t.co/Vq1803Uj9W— Wendy Davis (@wendydavis) November 5, 2017
Devastating to hear of another violent incident in a church, where so many turn for peace. May God bless the victims and their families.— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) November 5, 2017