Reports: Account of gunman in Floresville found to be unsubstantiated


6:50 p.m. update: The report of a gunman in Floresville, where a vigil for the victims of a Sutherland Springs shooting is being held, was unsubstantiated, the San Antonio Express-News reported

“After more than an hour, the search for a gunman was called off,” the newspaper reported.

No shots were fired and the report was deemed false, according to the Wilson County News.

Earlier: Wilson County sheriff’s officials said they responded to a shots fired call in Floresville, the town where a scheduled vigil will be held Wednesday night for victims of the Sutherland Springs shooting.

No media outlets have reported that anyone was injured.

KSAT-TV is reporting that authorities in Floresville received reports of a man who fired two shots near a nursing home. Police have since given the all-clear, the TV station reports, but authorities have not said whether they arrested anyone.

The vigil will be held at Floresville High School. Vice President Mike Pence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott are expected to attend.


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