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Law enforcement officials work the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than 20 and wounding others. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)MoreCloseclosemore
Law enforcement officials work the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than 20 and wounding others. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The latest reports from the Texas Department of Safety say the shooting that occurred at the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church on Sunday may have been linked to a domestic dispute.

"The suspect's mother-in-law attended this church. We know that she had received threatening texts from him ... We want to get that out there that this was not racially motivated, it wasn't over religious beliefs. There was a domestic situation going on within the family and the in-laws," said Freeman Martin, regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

At least 26 are dead and 20 injured after the 26-year-old gunman opened fire during the church's Sunday services.

The Pentagon has confirmed the suspect is a former airman. It's also been reported he was court-martialed in 2012 and received a bad conduct discharge from the U.S. Air Force.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said it is "the largest mass shooting" in the state's history. It is also the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history.

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Nancy Taylor, senior minister and CEO at the Old South Church in Downtown Boston, which tweets @OSCboston.

Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, minister at the Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain. She tweets @RevMariama.

Sandro Galea, professor and dean at the Boston University School of Public Health. He tweets @sandrogalea.

This segment aired on November 6, 2017.

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