SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A firetruck has taken a 6-year-old boy home after he became the last victim of a South Texas church massacre to be discharged from a hospital.
Ryland Ward rode in the firetruck from University Medical Center in San Antonio 30 miles (48 kilometers) to his home in Sutherland Springs, passing by the scene of the Nov. 5 shooting that left more than two dozen worshippers at the First Baptist Church dead and about 20 others wounded. The attacker, Devin Patrick Kelley, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Patrol cars and other firetrucks formed a procession that escorted Ward back to the community of about 420 residents. Motorists pulled to the side of the road into town, and some stepped from their vehicles and waved at the child.
The truck then carried the child past a sheriff's barricade to his house, which was kept off-limits to the public.