Emily Hill

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Emily Hill died in the church shooting on Sunday in Sutherland Springs. She was 11-years-old. 

Her mother Crystal Holcombe, 36, and two of her siblings, 13-year-old Gregory Hill and 8-year-old Megan Hill, were all killed in the shooting.

Her other sister, 6-year-old Evelyn, was taken to University Hospital but is in stable condition.

Emily was part of the three generations of one family that was killed in the shooting.

KSAT interviewed Emily’s aunt, Torie McCallum, who is a first responder.

“I made it to the scene to see if I could see who was flown out and who was taken, if they had a list,” McCallum said.

A fellow medic and co-worker were able to identify one of McCallum’s nieces.

“I showed him a picture of my niece, Emily, and he said that was her,” McCallum said.

McCallum waited for hours before authorities began to remove the bodies from the church and she was able to see Crystal, Megan and Greg.

“I wanted to see them out. I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to see them get out of that church,” McCallum said. 

To learn more about the Sutherland Springs tragedy, click here.

To learn more about each victim, click here.


About the Author:

RJ Marquez has been at KSAT since 2010. He's covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area, and is the lead reporter for KSAT Explains. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms. You can see RJ regularly on KSAT Explains and Good Morning San Antonio. He also writes a weekly Spurs newsletter.