A US pastor who lost his daughter in a mass shooting in his church has announced he’s running for state senate in efforts to influence gun laws.
Frank Pomeroy’s 14-year-old daughter Annabelle was killed in shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 2017. She was one of 26 victims of the massacre.
According to the NY Post, Pastor Pomeroy said the mass shooting in EL Paso, Texas this month, which killed 22 people, prompted him to get into politics.
The First Baptist Church shooting has been recorded as the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.
The church opened a new sanctuary this year after the old building was transformed into a memorial.