Pence, Abbott Attend Vigil for Victims of Church Shooting
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at a memorial service for the victims of Sunday's massacre at a small-town Texas church.
Pence told the crowd Wednesday evening that the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs was the worst mass shooting at a church in American history and called the gunman "deranged."
Abbott began the service by praying "for healing and for help." He also proclaimed Tuesday a statewide day of prayer.
Authorities say Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 in the attack, including the unborn baby of one of the women slain.
Apple released a statement saying it has offered the FBI technical advice after learning the bureau was trying to access Kelley's cellphone. The company says the FBI has not requested its assistance.
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