SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — Residents of this rural community jumped each time the phone rang as they anxiously waited to hear news of their loved ones. Hours before, a man in black clothing went on a shooting rampage in and around their church.
Across the street from the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Debbie Jones nervously paced back and forth–clutching to her cell phone as she waited to hear updates about loved ones.
Jones and several of her friends were trying to find out the fate of the shooting victims transported by helicopter or ambulance to local hospitals.
“I was driving when they called me to tell me that there was a shooting at the church,” Jones said as she fought back tears. “The children…