Speaking during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Trump addressed concerns over gun control. “This isn’t a guns situation. This is a mental-health problem at the highest level. It’s a very, very sad event,” he said. “Mental health is your problem here,” he said, adding that “preliminary reports” suggest the shooter was a “very deranged individual.” Trump went on to offer his “thoughts and prayers” to the victims of the shooting and call for unity. Authorities have yet to release details on a motive in the shooting in Sutherland Springs.
The shooter has been identified as Devin Kelley, a New Braunfels resident who received a bad-conduct discharge from the Air Force in 2014. He was found dead by police after the shooting spree. Read more at CNN.