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Pence arrives in Texas to meet with survivors of church shooting

Pence arrives in Texas to meet with survivors of church shooting”

Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence and Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be in attendance Wednesday night for a prayer service taking place for the victims of the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs. Officials say 26 people were killed in the attack. Trump was traveling in Asia on Wednesday.

The Vice President is expected to arrive on Air Force Two around 2:15 p.m.at Randolph Air Force Base.

"This is a time when the people need the hugs and the kind words, because right now there's a lot of tears on the streets of Sutherland Springs", said Cuellar, who represents the small South Texas community.

The vice president will then take part in briefings with law enforcement.

Authorities have identified the shooter in Sunday's deadly attack as Devin Patrick Kelley.

The gunman killed himself after being shot and chased by neighbors of the church. "I believe in prayer and I know that at this moment of such heartbreak and loss in that community that what most Americans are most able to do is pray for those families". He was scheduled to visit Sutherland Springs before heading to Floresville High School.



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