UPDATE, Sunday, Sep. 1, 11:03 a.m. PT : The official death toll in the shooting has now risen to seven casualties killed, still with virtually two dozen more disabled. One of the injured victims 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 white male in his 30 s, is also dead. Apparently, Odessa police filmed and killed him the doubt 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unclear whether he was trying to go into the theater or elsewhere to continue his spree, but regardless, the threat was no longer active as of about 4:30 p.m. neighbourhood occasion on Saturday afternoon in west Texas.
According to CNN , apparently the whole thing started with a traffic stop; the doubt shot at governments when he was attracted over, then sped down the superhighway spraying missiles at random beings in random vehicles 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 golden Toyota began opened fire at people from private vehicles there and at a local shopping center.
Very speedily, experts apparently followed the believe, at which point he got out of his car and allegedly fled the situation in a United State Post Office vehicle. It emerges he stimulated fright from there, apparently continuing to shoot people on the freeway between Odessa and Midland, though at this moment 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 police were shot as part of the seek, as well. The believe 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 revises late into Saturday evening saved the public up to the minute with information about what happened, as “youre seeing”( below ):
BREAKING: 21 parties 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 trenched auto& 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 municipalities are roughly halfway between Dallas and El Paso.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones in this, yet another senseless, horrendous, disastrous mass shooting. Ugh.
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