27 Not 26 People Were Murdered in Texas Church Massacre=> Heavily Pregnant Mother of 5 Among the Dead

On Sunday, 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire inside First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas outside of San Antonio, killing 26 27 people and injuring 24.

Crystal Holcombe and three of her young children were murdered on Sunday.
Two other children were injured in the shooting.


The Holcombe family. Crystal Holcombe and three of her children were killed in the shooting. The other two children were wounded, and her husband, John Holcombe, survived. (The Heavy)

Crystal Holcombe was heavily pregnant with her sixth child when she was shot dead.
The Guardian reported:

A heavily pregnant woman, three of her children and her father-in-law have been identified as five of the 26 victims of the mass shooting in a Texas church on Sunday.

Officials said at a Monday press conference those killed ranged in age from 18 months to 77 years old. The 20 people who were wounded ranged in age from five to 73.

Crystal Holcombe was killed along with three of her five children, her cousin Nick Uhlig told reporters. Holcombe’s two other children were injured, he added.

“She doesn’t even drink, smoke or nothing,” Uhlig told the Houston Chronicle. “She just takes care of kids, she raises goats and makes homemade cheese. That kind of thing. They don’t go out dancing or anything like that. They’re real old-fashioned, down-to-earth.”

Holcombe’s father-in-law, Bryan Holcombe, had done ministry work at a prison, said Uhlig. “He would go up to the prison with ukulele to sing.”

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