Top Stories: Texas Officials React To Deadly Sutherland Springs Shooting | KERA News

Top Stories: Texas Officials React To Deadly Sutherland Springs Shooting

Nov 6, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Texas officials have offered condolences to the residents of Sutherland Springs after Sunday's deadly church shooting. Twenty-six people were killed, and 20 others were hurt.

The shootings have prompted Texas Democrats to call for tighter gun policies.

The gunman identified as Devin Kelley, was discharged on bad conduct from the Air Force three years ago. Under federal law, those who've been dishonorably discharged from the military are prohibited from purchasing firearms.

But Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Fox News Sunday Texans can help prevent mass shootings by carrying concealed guns. He also expressed doubt that stricter gun control laws would reduce the frequency of mass shootings.

Other stories this morning:

  • Police chiefs from Carrollton, Dallas and Farmers Branch said immigrants without a state-issued ID will be allowed to identify themselves with other paperwork if they're stopped or questioned.
  • Experts say obesity has likely contributed to a common, but potentially fatal condition called acute pancreatitis.

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