Sutherland Springs Remembers Lives Lost One Year Ago
One year ago tomorrow.. At the first baptist church in Sutherland Springs Texas, a gunman killed 26 people and injured 20 others when he sprayed bullets across a congregation during Sunday service. Shortly there after.. He took his own life. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in Texas and the fifth deadliest in the United States. Today.. David Gibson tell us how this community is coping.. One year later. Family members, church members and visitors come out to Sutherland Springs to remember those lives lost last year.
“It’s hard, because I’m here and he not. It’s been very hard not seeing him, not talking to him. We would always kid around and i miss all of that and it hasn’t been easy,” declares Lupe Navejas, lost her brother. For Lupe losing her brother wasn’t easy and she adds it was unimaginable. “It was something we weren’t expecting, you can hear it around everywhere and it hit home. That was the hardest part,” adds Navejas. For longtime member Ann Montgomery this past year has made her numb after such a terrible tragedy but she still grateful for the support.
“But it is so wonderful to see all the love and support that we have. So it’s been a bittersweet battle this last year,” tells Ann Montgomery, 31 year member. Gov Abbott visit came to visit Sutherland the day happened now his back one year later. “I come back to Sutherland Springs with awe and respect and with inspiration,” exclaims Greg Abbott, Governor. Gov Abbott recalls connecting with survivor Chris Workman who became paralyzed after being shot “I learned that the vertebrate where Chris Workman had been injured was exactly the same location in my back where i had been injured,” declares Gov. Abbott. Gov Abbott closes his remarks saying life is like chapter book where your the author to write your future.