Multiple civilians are dead after a gunman open fired in a small Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday (November 5).

According to the New York Times, at least 26 people were killed in the gunfire, including children, with an estimated minimum of 20 other people injured.

Law enforcement officials confirmed that the gunman is now deceased after being shot during a car chase with the police, though it's unclear if the man shot himself or was killed by the authorities.