SUTHERLAND SPRINGS CHURCH SHOOTER PASSED BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY GUNS IN S.A., STORE SAYS
The gunman in the Sutherland Springs church massacre purchased two weapons from Academy Sports and Outdoors stores in San Antonio, the store confirmed Monday.
The sales occurred in 2016 and 2017, respectively, and in both cases were approved through the National Instant Criminal Background Check system, a store representative said in a statement. The store is cooperating with authorities in their investigation.
The legal purchases were made despite Kelley’s bad conduct discharge from the Air Force in 2012, which followed a domestic violence conviction.
Devin Patrick Kelley went on to use one of those weapons to shoot and kill 26 people at a Sutherland Springs church on Sunday. Twenty more were wounded.