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Texas church might be demolished and replaced by memorial after shooting

Texas church might be demolished and replaced by memorial after shooting

The pastor of the Texas church where a gunman carried out a massacre has discussed knocking down the building and replacing the structure with a memorial, a spokesman for the national Southern Baptist Convention said Thursday.

The First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, about 35 miles outside San Antonio, has remained closed since gunman Devin Kelley attacked the congregation during worship services Sunday morning. With a death toll of 26, it was the deadliest mass shooting in the modern history of Texas.

Pastor Frank Pomeroy — whose 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, was among the dead — told Southern Baptist Convention leaders this week that it would be “perhaps...

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