President Trump reacts to mass shooting at Texas church

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing the White House for a trip to Asia, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- In a tweet published on Sunday afternoon, President Trump says he is currently monitoring a shooting at a Texas church that has killed at least 20 people.

"May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas," Trump said as he embarks on a tour of Asia. The President is currently visiting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan.

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott also sent a tweet saying his "prayers were with all who were harmed by this evil act." Abbott thanked law enforcement for their response to the situation.

Rep. Paul Ryan asked his followers to pray for "the people of Sutherland Springs." He called reports of the shooting devastating.

Former Democratic vice presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia asked "when will we stop this violence and evil?"

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also sent his thoughts and prayers to the victims of this shooting in a statement released on Sunday.

“The thoughts and prayers of all Texans are with the people of Sutherland Springs as tragic reports come out of First Baptist Church. My office stands ready to assist local law enforcement as needed. Please join Angela and me as we pray for those impacted by this horrific shooting.”

At least 20 people are dead after a shooting inside of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man reportedly walked into the church and began shooting. The shooter was eventually taken down and killed after a chase.

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