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Tennessee Valley Church goers react to Texas shooting

WAAY 31 spoke to local church goers on Sunday to express their concern about the church shooting in Texas, and for one family, this incident hits home.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017 9:19 AM
Updated: Nov. 9, 2017 12:37 AM

WAAY 31 spoke to local church goers on Sunday to express their concern about the church shooting in Texas, and for one family, this incident hits home.

A family WAAY talked with at Lakewood Baptist Church said they feel for the victims of the Texas church shooting. Not only are they faithful church goers, they were also shot in 2006 during a home invasion.

"It really makes us feel bad because I know what they feel," said Wanda Medley, who goes to Lakewood Baptist.

Medley says she knows the feeling a little too well.

"Myself and my sons were shot in a home invasion in '06," Medley said.

Medley and her children go to Lakewood Baptist Church in Huntsville.

She said they're devastated about Sunday's shooting at First Baptist in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Being active church goers and victims of a shooting, they said they deeply feel for their brothers and sisters in Texas.

Medley says being the victim of a shooting is a feeling that never goes away.

"I pray for those going through this problem that we are," Medley said.

More than two dozen people were killed in the shooting.

Medley say that's heartbreaking.

But both she and her son Jerry say, they're not going to let this break their faith.

They'll continue to trust in God.

"You can't stop going and doing things because somebody got crazy on us," Medley said.

"Just keep praying for the ones that have been through this, just keep praying," added Medley's son, Jerry.

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