Central Texas boy among the injured after church shooting

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SAN SABA, Texas Family and friends are rallying around a young boy injured in the Sutherland Springs church shooting Sunday afternoon.

Five-year-old Ryland Ward is from San Saba and was one of the children shot inside of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

According to a GoFundMe page organized by his family he is in critical condition and remains on a breathing tube.

He was shot a total of five times, once in the elbow, twice in the stomach and twice in the leg.

He is currently at a hospital in San Antonio.

Ryland was with his stepmother, Joann, at the time of the shooting.

She was killed by the gunman.

Her daughters, Brooke Ward, 5, and Emily Garza, 7, also died.

The family is asking for donations to help pay for Ryland’s medical expenses.

Twenty-six people ranging in age from 18 months to 77 years in age died in the shooting rampage Sunday morning.

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday morning confirmed that 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley was the gunman.

The DPS said that Kelley lived in New Braunfels, which is about 35 miles north of the Sutherland Springs church where the shooting occurred.

He was found dead in his vehicle at a county line shortly after the shooting.

DPS says more information will be released later Monday.