Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr confirmed to CNN more than 20 were killed.
The gunman was killed in the aftermath, the local media quoted police as saying, although it is not sure if the deputies killed the shooter or he took his own life.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott called the shooting an "evil act". Weekly YouTube videos of the church's Sunday service don't show many more people than that in attendance.
A spokeswoman for Connally Memorial Medical Center in nearby Floresville told Fox News that "we have accepted a number of patients from the shooting". "The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene", he said on Twitter. It is not known whether police shot the gunman or if he killed himself. Annabelle, 14, "was one very attractive, special child", Pomeroy said. The FBI also was on the scene. His wife, Sherri Pomeroy, told NBC News that her husband was out of town but their daughter had attended the regular Sunday morning service at the church.
Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act begins
They say the closer it gets to the deadline, the more the websites that process the applications can get slowed down. In all of Central Georgia, you'll only be able to choose from one provider - that's Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Kidde Company Fire Extinguishers
Consumers are being asked to check the model number, serial number and date code printed on the fire extinguisher label. It also includes eight push-button models manufactured between 1995 and September 22, 2017.
Rajnath Singh targets Congress on corruption in HP
This incident has shamed the state government and the people would not forgive the Congress for such heinous act, he said. His countering speech for the upcoming election has defined the Congress leaders indirectly as evil.
Sixer Jahlil Okafor Makes Clear He Wants Out of Philly
His tenure with the 76ers has soured after an impressive rookie season in which he averaged 17.5 points and seven rebounds. The team traded their other center Nerlens Noel last season after Noel complained about the lack of playing time.
Now, Paz de la Huerta alleges Harvey Weinstein raped her twice
After that, de la Huerta says Weinstein continued to call her and eventually showed up in the lobby of her building in December. Either way, they need collaboration from Manhattan prosecutors, who put the brakes on a 2015 investigation into Weinstein.
Rand Paul assaulted by neighbor
A man who answered Boucher's phone on Sunday, when a Reuters reporter asked to speak with him, said: "I'm sorry. Army pain management specialist and graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines in 1984.