UN chief extends condolences to bereaved families in wake of ‘horrific’ shooting in Texas church

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Violaine Martin (file)

6 November 2017 – Deeply saddened to learn of the horrific shooting in a Baptist church in the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday extended his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Government and people of the United States.

According to a statement from a UN spokesperson, Mr. Guterres also hoped for the speedy recovery of those wounded in the shooting.

Media reports suggest that Sunday morning, 5 November, a gunman carrying an assault rifle opened fire inside a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding some 20 others.

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