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CTX 5-year-old recovering after church shooting

(Source: Ward family) (Source: Ward family)
SAN SABA, TX (KXXV) -

A Central Texas boy is recovering after the shooting at Sutherland Springs church, according to a GoFundMe set up by a family member.

Devin Kelley entered the church armed with an assault rifle, opened fire and killed 26 people

5-year-old Ryland Ward was inside of the church with his stepmother, half-sister and two stepsisters. When shots rang out, Ryland's stepmother shielded the four children. The stepmother, Joann Ward, and two sisters, 5-year-old Brooke and 7-year-old Emily, were killed. 

Ryland was shot five times, once in the elbow, twice in the stomach and twice in the leg. He was in critical condition and on a breathing tube.

The family of Ryland told Central Texas News Now that he is doing better. Ryland is off life support and woke up. The family said doctors don't believe his brain is damaged. Ryland got out of surgery around midnight. Doctors also said his arm and stomach are recovering. 

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