Authorities: Texas church shooter had three gunshot wounds

Updated 2:37 PM EST, Tue November 7, 2017
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These two images widely distributed on social networks on November 06, 2017, allegedly show 26-year-old Devin Kelley who walked into the church in Sutherland Springs with an assault rifle on November 05, killing 26 people and wounding 20 more.    
Sunday's carnage in Sutherland Springs, a rural community of some 400 people southeast of San Antonio, came just five weeks after the worst gun massacre in modern US history, when a gunman killed 58 people at an open-air concert in Las Vegas. / AFP PHOTO / OFF / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE -  NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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These two images widely distributed on social networks on November 06, 2017, allegedly show 26-year-old Devin Kelley who walked into the church in Sutherland Springs with an assault rifle on November 05, killing 26 people and wounding 20 more. Sunday's carnage in Sutherland Springs, a rural community of some 400 people southeast of San Antonio, came just five weeks after the worst gun massacre in modern US history, when a gunman killed 58 people at an open-air concert in Las Vegas. / AFP PHOTO / OFF / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS -/AFP/Getty Images
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Presser update from Stockdale City Hall, on church shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX, Multiple people have been killed and many more injured.   Exceptions: Embargo - Live signals of PLANNED, non-breaking news events - where TWC is the only affil covering the event live - are not available for distribution via Newsource live channels.  The live signal can, however, air live on CNN networks, and be turned as tape on Bitcentral once the event ends.  This policy can be overridden with special permission from the station.  Additional Embargo:    Additional Source(s):    Date Shot: 11/5/2017   Shipping/Billing Info:       Description:   Projects:   None  Cost Center:   Atlanta National Desk / 20100101    Created By: gemontgomery  On: 1509915475  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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NEW: The killer had three gunshot wounds, including a self-inflicted shot to the head, Texas authorities say

The gunman was denied a license to carry a gun in Texas, governor says

(CNN) —  

Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman who killed 26 people at a Texas Baptist church, suffered three gunshot wounds, including a self-inflicted shot to the head, Texas authorities said Monday.

Kelley, 26, was also shot in the leg and torso by an armed citizen, said Freeman Martin of the Texas Department of Public Safety, citing autopsy results. Kelley was found dead in his vehicle.

A day after the deadliest shooting in Texas history, the US Air Force and Department of Defense said they are probing why the Air Force did not appropriately relay Kelley’s 2012 court martial conviction for domestic assault to civilian law enforcement, as required.

Kelley served at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 until his discharge in 2014, according to Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek.

He was court-martialed in 2012 for assault on his spouse and assault on their child, according to Stefanek. He served a year in confinement, received a bad conduct discharge and had his rank reduced, she said.

“Initial information indicates that Kelley’s domestic violence offense was not entered into the National Criminal Information Center database by the Holloman Air Force Base Office of Special Investigations,” an Air Force statement said.

There was nothing in the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System that indicated Kelley should be barred from owning a firearm, said Christopher Combs, the special agent in charge of the bureau’s San Antonio division.

A federal law enforcement official told CNN that federal authorities have found no records they were notified of the conviction.

“Somebody … really dropped the ball in this case and there’s 26 dead people now,” Don Christensen, the former Air Force chief prosecutor when Kelley was sentenced, said.

Authorities: Gunman went to the church ‘with a purpose’

Kelley killed his grandmother-in-law during the attack, multiple friends of the woman told CNN.

The gunman was obsessed with a domestic dispute, and had sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law. He texted her as recently as Sunday morning, not long before he carried out the mass shooting, authorities said.

“We know that he expressed anger towards his mother-in-law, who attends this church,” Martin said.