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Authorities Release Names of Texas Church Shooting Victims

Several of the people killed were longtime married couples



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    The names of all 26 people killed in Sunday's shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, were released Wednesday. 

    They include eight children and one unborn child. Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt had said Monday that 12 to 14 children's bodies were found inside the church.

    Here are the names as provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety: 

    Robert Scott Marshall, 56; Karen Sue Marshall, 56; Keith Allen Braden, 62; Tara E. McNulty, 33; Annabelle Renae Pomeroy, 14; Peggy Lynn Warden, 56; Dennis Neil Johnson, Sr., 77; Sara Johns Johnson, 68; Lula Woicinski White, 71; Joann Lookingbill Ward, 30; Brooke Bryanne Ward, 5; Robert Michael Corrigan, 51; Shani Louise Corrigan, 51; Therese Sagan Rodriguez, 66; Ricardo Cardona Rodriguez, 64; Haley Krueger, 16; Emily Garcia (died at the hospital), 7; Emily Rose Hill, 11; Gregory Lynn Hill, 13; Megan Gail Hill, 9; Marc Daniel Holcombe, 36; Noah Holcombe, 1; Karla Plain Holcombe, 58; John Bryan Holcombe, 60; Crystal Marie Holcombe (pregnant*), 36; Carlin Brite "Billy Bob" Holcombe (unborn), 0.

    Twenty other people were wounded. 

    Several of the people killed were longtime married couples, including the Corrigans and the Rodriguezes. 

    "They kept that home and already had bonded with that community and knew that they were going to make that their home for the rest of their lives," Robert Corrigan's sister, Sharon Corrigan, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "They raised chickens there. They had fallen into their happy life."

    Richard Rodriguez's sister said the couple married about a decade ago.

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    "They were really giving," Evangelina Santos said. "If somebody had a problem, they were there."

    And one family bore the burden of nearly a third of the fatalities. 

    Visiting pastor Brian Holcombe and his wife, Karla, were at the church with nearly a dozen family members, including several of their grandchildren. The Holcombes' daughter-in-law, Crystal, a widow and already a mother of five, was pregnant. Crystal had recently married one of the Holcombe's sons, John.

    John Holcombe survived, but those killed included his wife, three of her children, his parents, a brother and a toddler niece. Other victims included several members of at least one other extended family, a couple visiting for the church for first time and the 14-year-old daughter of the church's usual pastor.

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    Twenty-six people were killed after a gunman opened fire in a Texas church. Victims ranged from 18 months to 77 years old.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 6, 2017)