UPDATE, Sunday, Sep. 1, 11:03 a.m. PT : The official death toll in the shooting has now risen to seven victims killed, still with virtually two dozen more injured. One of the injured preys is reportedly a 17 -month-old baby girl who was struck by shrapnel during the event.
The shooter, who Odessa police have confirmed is an unnamed lily-white male in his 30 s, is also dead. Apparently, Odessa police killed and killed the suppose outside a movie theatre in Odessa. It’s unclear whether he was trying to go into the theater or elsewhere to continue his spree, but regardless, the threat was no longer active as of about 4:30 p.m. neighbourhood day on Saturday afternoon in west Texas.
According to CNN , apparently the whole thing started with a traffic stop; the suppose shot at authorities when he was attracted over, then sped down the freeway spraying missiles at random beings in random autoes all along the way. So terrifying.
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At least 21 beings have reportedly been shot in the west Texas towns of Odessa and Midland — and at least five have been killed, apparently — in a mass shooting incident cros multiple sites across both cities.
Midland Police said on Saturday afternoon that the shooting began at a Home Depot in the city; apparently, a suspect in a gold Toyota began shooting at people from private vehicles there and at a neighbourhood shopping center.
Very swiftly, sovereignties apparently followed the suspect, at which point he got out of his gondola and allegedly absconded the background in a United Position Post Office vehicle. It sounds he made horror from there, apparently continuing to shoot beings on the superhighway between Odessa and Midland, though at this item it’s unclear exactly where and how many victims there are beyond the initial reported figure here.
At least one state trooper and two other detectives were shot as part of the pursuit, as well. The doubt is reportedly said to be a white male in his 30 s; he was eventually killed during Odessa police.
Obviously, there are still a lot of moving parts and unknowns here, but above all, we do know this is a major, major misfortune. Twitter modernizes late into Saturday evening kept the public up to the minute with information about what happened, as you can see( below ):
BREAKING: 21 beings shot, 5 dead in Odessa, Texas according to police chief.
Incident started at 3:17 pmCT
State trooper attempted to stop gold honda
Trooper was shot; subject fled
Subject ditched automobile& stole forward truck
Suspect is dead
No confirmation of a 2nd suspect
— David Begnaud (@ DavidBegnaud)
Odessa and Midland are just miles apart from each other on Interstate 20 in west Texas. The two metropolis are roughly halfway between Dallas and El Paso.
Our thoughts and devotions are with the victims and their loved ones in this, yet another senseless, nasty, unfortunate mass filming. Ugh.
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