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Gov. Abbott suggests connection between gunman, Texas church

4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Monday, November 06 2017 Nov 6, 2017 November 06, 2017 7:37 AM November 06, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: ABC News

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas-Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is suggesting there may have been a connection between the gunman who shot and killed 26 people in a South Texas community and the Baptist church where the slayings happened.

Abbott tells ABC's "Good Morning America" he expects people will learn about any such link "in a few days." He said he didn't want to go further, saying "law enforcement is looking very aggressively into this."

"I don't think this was just a random act of violence," Abbott told anchor George Stephanopoulos. But when pressed to elaborate on his connection theory, the governor replied that "it's very important that law enforcement have the ability ... to tie the loose ends of this investigation up."

He called the man, identified by a U.S. official and one in law enforcement as Devin Kelley, "a very deranged individual."

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