A look at victims of the Texas church shooting

Nov 6 (Reuters) - An 18-month-old child, a pregnant mother of five and three generations of a single family were among the victims of a gunman who opened fire on a church in a rural Texas community on Sunday, killing at least 26 people.

Up to 14 of those killed were children, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told NBC News on Monday.

The following describes some of the victims, as they were identified by family members and friends via media interviews and social media posts:

Click through to see images of some victims of the Texas shooting:

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Some of the victims of the Texas church shooting
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Some of the victims of the Texas church shooting
Haley Krueger was described as a beautiful and vibrant girl who had dreams of becoming a NICU nurse, according to a GoFundMe set up in her memory. She was 16. 

(Photo via GoFundMe)
Annabelle Pomeroy was the daughter of the pastor of the First Baptist Church. Both of her parents were out of town at the time of shooting. She was 14 years old. 

(Photo via Facebook)

Eight members of the same family were killed in the shooting, including Crystal Holcombe, who was pregnant. Three of her kids and her unborn child were also killed.

(Social media/Handout via REUTERS)

Megan Hill, 9

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Gregory Hill, 13

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Emily Hill, 11

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Dennis Johnson Sr. and his wife Sara had celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary in July and were members of the church for more than a decade, according to a fundraising page created in their memory.

(Photo via GoFundMe)

Bryan Holcombe and his wife Karla Plain Holcombe, were both victims of the mass shooting. Bryan was an associate pastor at the church and was reported'y preparing to lead the congregation in mass when the shooting began.

(Social media/Handout via REUTERS)

Tara Elyse McNulty was remembered as a 'sweet, kind and loving woman, mother and daughter' on a GoFundMe page created in her memory. Her kids were reportedly injured in the shooting, but survived. 

(Photo via GoFundMe)

Lula Woicinski White was the gunman's grandmother-in-law. Her sister told the New York Daily News that 'she loved the people in her church. They were all her best friends.' She was 71.

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Joann Ward reportedly died while trying to use herself as a shield to protect her four young children.

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Brooke was killed along with her mother, Joann Ward, and her older sister. She was 5 years old.

(Photo via GoFundMe)

Emily Garza, 7

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Shani Corrigan and her husband Robert Corrigan

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Richard Rodriguez attended church every Sunday, according to his daughter. He was 51 years old.

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Therese Sagan Rodriguez was killed along with her husband, Richard. She was 66. 
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HOLCOMBE FAMILY

One couple, Joe and Claryce Holcombe, told the Washington Post they lost eight extended family members.

Bryan Holcombe, an associate pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs where the shooting took place, was killed in the gunfire. His wife, Karla was also killed.

Bryan and Karla’s son, Marc Daniel Holcombe, was also killed with his infant child, Noah Holcombe.

Another son of Bryan and Karla, John Holcombe, survived, but his wife, Crystal Holcombe, who was pregnant, died with her unborn child and three of her children - Emily, Megan and Greg.

A GoFundMe page created for the Holcombe family had raised nearly $150,000 in the last 20 hours.

JOANN WARD

Joann Ward and her two daughters, Brooke, 5, and Emily, 7, were among other victims of the mass shooting.

Ward's uncle, John Alexander, wrote on Facebook that she was "such a wonderful mother whose whole life was her children and family."

During the attack, Ward was "shielding (her) babies from the shooter," Vonda Greek Smith, a friend of Ward’s, said on Facebook.

Joann's 5-year-old son Ryland was shot four times in the attack and flown by helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio where he underwent surgery, according to the Dallas Morning News. Her 9-year-old daughter, Rihanna, survived.

ANNABELLE POMEROY

Annabelle Pomeroy, 14, was among the first victims to be identified. Her father, Frank Pomeroy, the pastor of the First Baptist Church, was out of town with his wife when the gunman opened fire on his congregation.

Annabelle's uncle, Scott Pomeroy, posted a tribute on Facebook, saying “Heaven truly gained a real beautiful angel this morning along with many more.”

RICHARD RODRIGUEZ

Richard Rodriguez, 51, is also among the dead, according to ABC News. His daughter Regina, who posted a picture of herself with her father on her Facebook on Monday, said he attended church every Sunday.

LULA WOICINSKI WHITE

Lula Woicinski White, 71, was the gunman's grandmother-in-law, according to CNN, citing multiple friends of the victim.

White's niece Amy Backus wrote on Facebook: "I have no doubt where she is right now. She is in Heaven laying her crowns and jewels at the feet of Jesus and celebrating." Backus added: "I love and will miss you Aunt Lula Woicinski White.”

TARA ELYSE MCNULTY

Tara Elyse McNulty was at the church on Sunday with her two children who were wounded but survived the attack, according to a GoFundMe page created by Amy Woodall who called McNulty, "a great employee."

"She was conscientious, engaging, and always willing to do the little things. She was a sweet, kind and loving woman, mother and daughter and will be greatly missed by many," Woodall wrote.

ROBERT CORRIGAN, SHANI CORRIGAN

A couple from Michigan, Robert Corrigan and his wife, Shani, were among the people killed in the massacre, according to the Clare County Director of Veterans' Services.

"This is a huge tragedy, not only for the family, for this small town," Renee Haley, director of Veterans Services for Clare County, said in a statement.

The couple, who graduated from Harrison High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan, lived in Floresville, Texas, according to media reports.

HALEY KRUEGER

Haley Krueger was "a beautiful, vibrant, 16 year old girl, and was excited about the bright future ahead of her. She loved babies, and had dreams of becoming a NICU nurse," Tasha Niemann Wiatrek, a family friend, wrote on a GoFundMe page created for Krueger.

"In her mother’s words, 'Haley loved life and was the most dramatic person,'" Wiatrek wrote.

Krueger's GoFundMe page raised nearly $16,000 in the last 11 hours.

RELATED: What we know about the Texas shooting suspect

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What we know about Texas church shooting suspect Devin Kelley
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What we know about Texas church shooting suspect Devin Kelley

Devin Patrick Kelley is accused of killing more than two dozen people in a shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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The 26-year-old live in this home in New Braunfels, Texas.

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He was a member of the U.S. Air Force before discharged and court-martialed for reportedly assault his first wife and child.

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Officials said Kelley was involved in a domestic dispute with the family of  a woman he married in 2014.

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He worked at Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort.

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Kelley used an AR-556 rifle and wore tactical gear during the attack, according to authorities.

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Two ex-girlfriends told NBC News that Kelley stalked them after breakups.

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Devin Patrick Kelley attended high school at New Braunfels High School.

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Authorities said Kelley called his father during the chase to say he had been shot and might not survive. He was later found dead in his vehicle. 

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A former schoolmate of Kelley told Reuters that he shared posts on Facebook about atheism and his assault weapon in recent years.

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(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by Tom Brown and Lisa Shumaker)

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