Annabelle Pomeroy – Texas Church Shooting Victims

Annabelle Pomeroy is the 14-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Devin Kelley at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.  She is the daughter of Pastor Frank Pomeroy and Sherri Newman Pomeroy.  Frank and Sherri were on their way back from Oklahoma when their daughter was murdered.

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Soft targets remain vulnerable to attack

The mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs prove that soft targets, places that are unprotected, remain vulnerable to attacks.  The most dangerous attack was once one that was planned by an organization and carried out by multiple individuals.  Now, lone wolfs have realized that places like churches are easy targets.
Annabelle Pomeroy, Texas Church Shooting Victims
Annabelle Pomeroy, Texas Church Shooting Victims

The following Go Fund Me page was created to help those affected by the shooting:

It usually takes police more time to respond to attacks on soft targets.  Sutherland Springs is a small town with minimal police presence.  Places like Washington, D.C. have a strong security presence, making a mass shooting less likely.

Major cities are constantly looking for ways to make it safer for pedestrians while criminals are shifting their focus to easier targets.  It took multiple airplanes and years of planning for terrorists to carry out the 9/11 attacks.  Since then, criminals are less patient and crave instant results.

How does a person that is not radicalized do something this evil? Devin Patrick Kelley was wearing all black and carry a military assault rifle.  If local resident, Stephen Willeford, wouldn’t have shot him, Kelley may have murdered more people.

While places like agency headquarters and monuments are safe, Devin Kelly had numerous soft targets to pick from.  Bars, schools and churches are vulnerable soft targets that must be secured.  Mass shootings are becoming a regular news story as innocent people continue to be murdered.

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