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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Devin Patrick Kelley, the man identified as the shooter in the Texas church massacre, lived outside of New Braunfels, a San Antonio suburb, in his parents’ home in a rural ranching area, according to numerous reports.
The family home on FM 2722 is midway between New Braunfels and Canyon Lake in the rolling limestone hills of the southeastern edge of the Texas Hill Country. A driveway into the property is blocked by a ranch gate. Since Sunday, Comal County deputies have secured the drive.
The Kelleys’ 3,711-square-foot home sits on 28 acres, according to Comal County tax records. Twenty-six of those acres are designated as native pasture land and receive an agricultural exemption from property taxes, leaving an appraised taxable value of $487,220 for property owners Michael and Rebecca Kelley.
Aerial video of the property photographed by the Austin American-Statesman’s Jay Janner on Monday shows a sprawling ranch home with multiple outbuildings and a pool.
Statesman reporter Omar Gallaga spoke Sunday night to a neighbor who lives across the street. Elton Oetken said that he often heard gunshots from the property but had no idea what was being shot or why. Here is that interview: