UPDATE: Unsubstantiated Report of Gunman Called In Near Site of Texas Church Vigil Ahead of VP Pence Visit

Police responded to gunfire in Floresville, Texas. The scene is near the site of the Sutherland Springs church vigil Vice President Pence is set to attend Wednesday evening. After police went on a manhunt, it was determined that the gunman report was unsubstantiated. 

The shots fired call is located in the 1800 block of 5th Street.

MySanAntonio reports:


An unsubstantiated report of a gunman in Floresville on Wednesday afternoon prompted a search by law enforcement that was called off after more than an hour.

At around 3:30 p.m., a report that a man had fired shots near a nursing home at Sixth Street and Hospital Boulevard prompted a swift response from nearby law enforcement, who were awaiting the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence. The VP will be attending a vigil for victims of Sunday’s church massacre in nearby Sutherland Springs.

At least 50 officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive and other agencies launched an air and land search of the area.

After more than an hour, the search for a gunman was called off.

Security for the event is tight.

“Security sweep underway now. This K9 just inspected our news vehicle. Those wishing to attend tonight’s vigil should arrive early due to heightened security,” tweeted CBS Austin reporter Melanie Torrie.

KENS5 reporter Luke Simons has more:

“Confirmed from Law Enforcement source…
-Reports of shots fired near a nursing home in Floresville.
-Gun reportedly a pistol.
-Not sure how many rounds were fired.
-Texas Rangers, FBI, DPS police and sheriff among those on scene.”

Residents have begun gathering for the event at the Floresville High School’s stadium.

Trump is en route to the event.

“Vice President Pence arrives in Sutherland Springs to speak with local law enforcement,” reports FOX 29’s Amanda Weber.


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