In this episode of the Church Security Answer Man podcast and video blog, we are talking about the shooting at the Sutherland Springs Baptist Church in Texas, which occurred on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Included in this post you will find both discussion links below (Audio and Video). We are not going to address the shooter by name in our discussions, as we do not want to bring more publicity to this person, we will only refer to him as "the shooter".
In part 2 of our discussion of the Texas Church shooting, we are looking at what events during the shooting we can learn from. The shooting began approximately 20 minutes into the Sunday morning service. The shooter had been seen dressed in tactical gear at the gas station across from the church.
The shooter drove to the front area of the church, got out and began firing at the church entrance area, then moved to shooting the side of the church. We then discuss the details in our show of the actual shooting inside the church, including the fact that there was a total of 450 rounds fired, 26 people were killed and 20 injured during the 7 minute violent rampage inside the church. Listen to our audio or video blog for further discussion on these details.
Our conclusions include continuing the discussion of a screening person around the front door, front sidewalks and parking areas. The opinions shared include needing someone to be on watch during our services, as much as we can find from our volunteer pool.