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

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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