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Sutherland Springs Church members vote to demolish building where deadly mass shooting took place

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, a man walks out of the memorial for the victims of a shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A South Texas church where a gunman in 2017 opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants will unveil a new sanctuary and memorial room honoring the victims. Worshippers and relatives of those killed or injured at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs are expected to gather at the newly constructed church on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The building that was the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history could be demolished soon.

In a 69 to 35 vote, members of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs voted to tear down the small white church where 26 people were killed while worship services were taking place November 5, 2017.

Law enforcement vehicles at `First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs November 5, 2017
Photo: Don Morgan

After the shooting, the church was transformed into a memorial and a new church was built next to the little white church.

But the original building is unsafe due to structural issues and church members have decided to have the building torn down.

There’s been no announcement on when that will happen and the church will put up a memorial in the spot once the building is gone.


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