A gun-wielding man who shot dead two people at a Texas church in January was armed with a handgun, authorities said Friday.
The man, who is not being identified, was killed by police during a standoff at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.
He was armed in the church parking lot when officers entered, police said.
Authorities initially reported that the shooter had killed two people.
But they later said the man was not injured.
The shooting took place just days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
President Donald Trump said the incident was “another reminder that our country is a place where the weak are the prey of the strong.”
“This tragedy reminds us that the strong must be vigilant and will not be deterred by the weak,” he said.
“Our nation must be strong, but the strong are the ones that will not give in.”
As we move forward, I will continue to encourage people to always keep their guns in the house, on the subway, in your car or in your home.
And I will also continue to speak out against those who use firearms in the name of violence,” Trump said.
The shootings in the small Texas city came just weeks after another shooting in which a man killed two police officers.
The suspect in that case was charged with murder.