Newspapers across the country had a similar reaction to Sunday’s mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. “HORRIFIC TRAGEDY,” the Dallas Morning News declared Monday. “THIS IS HORRIFIC,” read the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “UNENDING HORROR,” said the New York Daily News.
And there’s the surreal sense of these horrors growing increasingly routine. The Sutherland Springs shooting, with 26 churchgoers slain, was the fifth deadliest in U.S. history. The deadliest, in Las Vegas, occurred just over a month ago. The third deadliest, in Orlando, was in the summer of 2016.
See the above slideshow for newspaper covers both from Texas and from other cities where there have been mass shootings. (Yahoo News)