Published: Mon, September 02, 2019
Medical | By Mark Scott

Texas’s second mass shooting in August kills at least 7

Texas’s second mass shooting in August kills at least 7

Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger says Saturday that one of two state troopers conducting the traffic stop was shot.

The suspect then ditched the vehicle he was using and took a U.S. Postal Vehicle to a local theater, Cinergy, where a shootout with law enforcement from multiple agencies took place, he said.

Officials have also confirmed that there was only one shooter.

He described the suspect as a white male in his 30s.

A police spokesman confirmed five people had been killed and at least 16 injured.

Police say there are "multiple gunshot victims" in central Texas after one or more suspects opened fire Saturday.

Authorities cited reports earlier on Saturday of an active shooter at a local Home Depot store.

The New York Times reported that Midland Mayor Jerry Morales said two people had been killed.

Tippin previously said that the hospital was treating 14 shooting victims.

Only four weeks ago, a gunman killed 22 people in a mass shooting in El Paso, located about 285 miles to the west of Odessa.

"There are no definitive answers as to motive or reasons at this point but we are fairly certain that the subject did act alone", he said.

At least five people have been killed and more than 20 injured after a mass shooting in Texas.

Among the injured were several law enforcement officials.

A terrifying video posted on Facebook shows what appears to be family members hiding as they tried to shield themselves and others during the deadly shooting rampage in western Texas on Saturday, Aug. 30. "We need to end this epidemic", Texas native Beto O'Rourke tweeted.

"Our hearts are with Midland, Odessa, and everyone in West Texas who has to endure this again".

Anderson Davis is recovering after she was hit by a bullet when a gunman took off on a bullet-spraying rampage in a hijacked mail truck after he was pulled over by police in Odessa just after 3 p.m.

CBS reports that 10 people were shot in Midland, and another 20 were shot in Odessa.

The suspect and officers exchanged gunfire and the suspect was shot and killed, he said.

The Texas Department of Public Safety urged people to avoid I-20 in Odessa, Midland and Big Spring as authorities searched for a suspect. "We will unite, as Texans always do, to respond to this tragedy", he added.

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