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Sutherland Springs, Texas
Historic building in Sutherland Springs
|Founded by||John Sutherland|
|Elevation||469 ft (143 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|Website||Handbook of Texas|
Sutherland Springs is an unincorporated community located on the old Spanish land grant of Manuel Tarin in northern Wilson County, Texas, United States. It is located on U.S. Highway 87 at the intersection of Farm Road 539, about 21 miles (34 km) east of downtown San Antonio.
On November 5, 2017, Devin Patrick Kelley shot and killed 26 people and injured 20 at the community's First Baptist Church. Kelley died shortly afterwards, having crashed his car while being pursued by a church neighbor. He had a gunshot wound the sheriff's department described as self-inflicted. It is the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.
Old Sutherland Springs occupies a portion of the South bank of the Cibolo Creek, with New Sutherland Springs (which is mostly in ruins) on the north bank of the Cibolo Creek.