Eight Member From A Family Killed In Texas Church Mass Shooting On Sunday
Bryan Holcombe was delivering the Sunday's sermon at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas when the 26-year-old former soldier began shooting haphazardly; which left 26 people killed and 20 injured.
Many members of Bryan's family including his wife, Karla, son John and Marc and Marc's toddler daughter, Noah and Bryan's daughter-in-law Crystal with her five children were present.
Bryan Holcombe with some of his family members
The gunman dressed all in black then opened fire on the worshiper around 11:15 in the morning which killed Bryan and seven more from his family. Bryan, Crystal, Karla, Marc, Noah, and three of Crystal's five kids; Greg, Emily, and Megan.
Bryan's father Joe Holcombe confirmed his granddaughter-in-law Crystal was pregnant at her death. Bryan's son Scott Holcombe told New York Times after knowing his parents' death:
I'm dumbfounded. This is unimaginable. My father was a goo an, and he loved to preach. He had a good heart.
His sister Sarah Salvin told,
They weren't afraid of death. They had a strong faith, so there's comfort in that. I feel like my parents, especially my mom, (weren't) scared.
A month ago, Stephen Paddock opened a gunfire in Route-91 country music festival in Las Vegas which left 59 people killed and over 600 injured.