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Chelsea Handler has been criticised for 'politicising' the killing of 26 people by a shooter in a Texas church.

On Sunday morning, the suspected shooter, a 'young white male' is said to have entered the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a town east of San Antonio, Texas.

According to law enforcement in Wilson County, the suspect then used a Ruger AR-556 rifle to kill 26 people and injure 20.

Freeman Martin, of the Texas Department of Public Safety told a press conference on Sunday that the suspected shooter had fled the church, where another citizen, also armed with a gun engaged him.

Martin said the suspect was found by police, dead from a gunshot wound.

At the time of the press conference it was not clear if the wound was self inflicted or not.

According to the BBC, the car contained several weapons.

Although law enforcement have not named their suspect, the US media named him as 26-year-old, former US Air Force members Devin Patrick Kelley.

CNN reports that Kellley, a former member of the US Air Force, passed his background check and had no disqualifying criminal history when he purchased the rifle in 2016.

Comedian and documentary maker Chelsea Handler, took to Twitter to express criticism toward Republicans.

Republicans and others on Twitter, balked at the accusatory tone.

Congressional candidate for the party, Omar Navarro was among those who responded to Handler.

Others responded to Handler by reporting that the person who allegedly stopped Kelley, was a citizen armed with their own gun.

Five hours after her initial reaction on social media, Handler took to Twitter again.

This is not the first time that Handler has been criticised for her response to a mass shooting in America.

Following the shooting carried out by Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas in October, Handler again criticised Republicans.

HT Mail Online

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