Texas Shooter Had Assault Rifle, Wore Ballistic Vest: Official

"We believe he's a young white male, maybe in his early 20s. He was dressed in all black, tactical-type gear and was wearing a ballistic vest," said Freeman Martin, regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Texas Shooter Had Assault Rifle, Wore Ballistic Vest: Official

Many media outlets identified the Texas shooter as Devin Patrick Kelley (Image Tweeted By @SimonLekah)

Sutherland Springs, US: The gunman who opened fire on a small-town Texas church on Sunday morning, killing 26, was armed with an assault rifle and wore a ballistic vest, a law enforcement official said.

"We believe he's a young white male, maybe in his early 20s. He was dressed in all black, tactical-type gear and was wearing a ballistic vest," said Freeman Martin, regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The shooter, who was found dead, was armed with a "Ruger AR assault-type rifle," he said.

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Though officials did not identify the gunman, multiple media outlets named him as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, adding that he had been dishonorably discharged from the Air Force.

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