Air Force ordered to pay more than $230M in Texas church shooting

The U.S. Air Force has been ordered to pay more than $230 million in damages to survivors and victims' families for a deadly shooting at a Texas church

The ruling comes from a Texas federal judge who earlier decided that the Air Force was liable for the massacre carried out by a former serviceman

More than two dozen people were killed in the 2017 attack in Sutherland Springs when Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire during a Sunday service. 

A lawsuit alleged the Air Force might have prevented the deaths by flagging Kelley's prior assault conviction, preventing him from legally buying the weapon used in the shooting.

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