Up to 24 people were killed and several more injured when a person walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and opened fire.

The shooter is deceased but reports have not been released on if the assailant was killed by law enforcement or took his own life.

It's also unclear what the shooter's motive was or if he had any ties to hate groups.

"While the details of this horrific act are still under investigation, Cecilia and I want to send our sincerest thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by this evil act,"Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement. "I want to thank law enforcement for their response and ask that all Texans pray for the Sutherland Springs community during this time of mourning and loss."