San Antonio Spurs hold moment of silence for Sutherland Springs victims


Before a game at the AT&T Center on Sunday, the San Antonio Spurs held of moment of silence to honor the victims of the shooting at a Sutherland Springs church earlier in the day, according to reports.

The team was joined in the tribute by the Phoenix Suns, whom the Spurs defeated 112-95. Sutherland Springs is about 40 miles east of San Antonio.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich addressed the shooting, which left 26 dead as of Sunday night, after the game, according to ABC News.

"We won a basketball game, but considering everything that has gone on today, it is pretty meaningless. When you think about the tragedy of those families that are suffering, it is just inconceivable and impossible to wrap your head around. Talking about basketball tonight is pretty inappropriate. So you guys have a good night."

Spurs center Pau Gasol also spoke out about the mass shooting, the deadliest in modern Texas history. From ABC News:

"To me, it's gotten out of control. In this situation, the laws, the gun regulations, they need to be addressed. It's anywhere: concerts, schools, churches, kids. This is devastating, but it's a reality. It needs to be addressed.”

Authorities say a man entered First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on Sunday and opened fire, before taking off and eventually being found dead. The Associated Press has identified the shooting suspect as Devin Patrick Kelley, citing law enforcement sources.

At least 20 others were injured in the shooting, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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