UPDATE, Sunday, Sep. 1, 11:03 a.m. PT : The official death toll in the shooting has now risen to seven preys killed, still with virtually two dozen more injured. One of the injured casualties 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-hot male in his 30 s, is also dead. Apparently, Odessa police filmed and killed him the doubt outside a movie theater 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unclear whether he was trying to go into the theater or elsewhere to continue his spree, but regardless, the threat was no longer active as of about 4:30 p.m. local period on Saturday afternoon in west Texas.
According to CNN , apparently the whole thing started with a traffic stop; the doubt shot at experts when he was drew over, then sped down the route spraying bullets at random people 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 spanning multiple sites across both cities.
Midland Police said on Saturday afternoon that the shooting begun at a Home Depot in the city; apparently, a suppose in a gold Toyota began shooting at parties from the vehicle there and at a neighbourhood shopping center.
Very promptly, dominions apparently followed the suppose, at which point he got out of his vehicle and allegedly fled the background in a United Nation Post Office vehicle. It emerges he induced horror from there, apparently continuing to shoot people on the freeway between Odessa and Midland, though at this object it’s unclear exactly where and how many casualties there are beyond the initial reported count here.
At least one state trooper and two other patrolmen 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 by 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 remained the public up to the minute with information about what happened, as “youre seeing”( below ):
BREAKING: 21 people 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 vehicle& stole mail 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 cities 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, horrendous, lamentable mass killing. Ugh.
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