Dead, 21 Hurt in West Texas Shooting

Two Texas shooters open fire One dead 10 wounded — including one state trooper one suspect reported in custody

The Odessa Police Department said the rampage began at 3:25 p.m. after police initiated a traffic stop on I-20 between Midland and Odessa.

He was eventually killed in a shootout with police at the Cinergy movie theater in Odessa, bringing an end to the state's second mass shooting in a month. The driver fired a rifle at the troopers and struck one of them, The Washington Post reported Saturday, citing police. Those numbers later were updated, when officials confirmed the deaths of seven people plus the suspect. The area is near 32nd and 191, on the east side of Odessa.

Midland police added that there were reports of an active shooter at the Home Depot in Odessa.

Tippin said 13 shooting victims were being treated at the hospital Saturday evening but he did not give their conditions or other information about the victims.

"That's when he shot the officer and then took off and started shooting randomly", Morales said. It's unclear at the moment if the five people who had died are among the 21 injured civilians.

The shooting happened hours before a series of firearm laws go into effect in Texas, where four of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history have occurred. "Federal Bureau of Investigation and Law Enforcement is fully engaged", Trump tweeted.

The Odessa Police Department said, "A subject (possibly two) is now driving around Odessa shooting at random people". "We do believe we have the threat contained but I can't be 1,000 percent sure of that", Odessa Police Chief Michale Gerke told a news conference.

The attack during the busy Labor Day weekend put people on edge in a state where a gunman killed 22 less than a month ago at a Walmart in El Paso, about 285 miles west of Odessa.

The toddler, Turner said, is still in the hospital recovering from injuries that are "not as bad as they thought", saying, "we are very grateful the injuries weren't worse".

President Donald Trump tweeted that he had been briefed by Attorney General Bill Barr. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Dallas tweeted that agents would respond to the shooting.

Less than 15 hours after the El Paso massacre, a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, took the lives of nine people and injured 27.

Here's what we know about the victims of Saturday's shooting.

The shooting started when state troopers pulled over a vehicle for failing to signal a left turn, said Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger. Authorities said the investigation continues, but there was no apparent link to domestic or worldwide terrorism. "We offer our unwavering support to the victims, their families, and all the people of Midland and Odessa".



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