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It's Been 3 Years Since A Mass Shooting Rocked The Close-Knit Community Of Sutherland Springs

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Joey Palacios
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Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church

Three years ago, 26 people were killed while worshiping at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. It was the worst-ever mass shooting in Texas and the deadliest in a place of worship in American history.

Joe Holley's book "Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town" examines the 2017 tragedy and its aftermath for residents of the rural Texas community overwhelmed by the massive loss of life and resulting media frenzy.

Guest: Joe Holley, is the 'Native Texan' columnist at the Houston Chronicle and author of six books including his latest release "Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town"

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*This interview was recorded on Thursday, November 5.

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