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Gov. Abbott attends Sutherland Springs memorial service

Service marks one-year anniversary of deadly church shooting

November 04, 2018 - 3:52 pm

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (KJCE) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took time Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs.

Survivors, faith leaders, local officials, and community members joined together at a memorial and remembrance service Sunday in the tiny Wilson County town, just southeast of San Antonio. Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting.

"The horrific shooting that took place here could've ripped this community apart ─ but it didn't," said Governor Abbott. "Instead, you came together and turned to the Lord for strength, guidance, and healing. While we may never fully understand why these things happen, we know it is through Him that we can overcome these challenges. Through Him, we have the hope and assurance that good always triumphs over evil. Together, we will work every day to honor the memory of those who died."

26-year old Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 and injured 20 others in the Nov. 5, 2017 attack, which remains the deadliest in Texas history.

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