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Strangers bringing comfort, support to town of Sutherland Springs

26 killed in mass shooting at First Baptist Church

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas – A memorial just yards away from First Baptist Church continues to grow.

Strangers from miles away continue to make the drive to the small town to show their support.  

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Teddy bears, crosses, candles and flowers are just a few of the items left behind to honor the 26 people killed while attending church services on Sunday morning.  

A woman said she brought dozens of sunflowers and is just one of the many who don’t want to forget and don’t want our communities to forget about the lives taken too soon.

“It's a tragedy and a lot of kids lost their lives,” Suzanne Christopher said. “I have my own children and we go to church on Sunday, and I couldn't imagine this happening to us.”

26 killed, 20 wounded in mass shooting; Gunman dead

Others have also made the commute to South Texas.

Comfort dogs from Lutheran Church Charities have been to mass shootings all across the country, from Sandy Hook to Las Vegas, and now visiting the small Texas town of Sutherland Springs.

The comfort dogs will be at Wednesday’s prayer service at Floresville High School.

Two Floresville ISD students were among those killed on Sunday.


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