Mass shooting at Texas church is about 'mental health': Donald Trump
Texas : The United States of America President Donald Trump reacted sharply to the mass shooting incident at a Texas church, that killed 27 people and injured over a dozen. He termed it as a "mental health problem at the highest level."
The shooter has been identified as Devin Kelley, an ex-Air Force officer who was thrown out on charges of alleged assault on his spouse and a child.
"This was a very, based on preliminary reports, a very deranged individual. A lot of problems over a long period of time," Trump said when asked about the shooting as he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a joint news conference in Tokyo during Trump's first official visit to Asia.
"We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries. But this isn't a guns situation," the president said.
The church was celebrating Mass at the time of the shootings. [ALSO READ: Gunman kills 27 at a Texas church]
"Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act. Our thanks to law enforcement for their response. More details from DPS soon," Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Twitter shortly after the incident.