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Shooting in Odessa, TX Leaves 5 Dead and 21 Injured

Five people were killed and 21 injured after Saturday’s shooting spree in Odessa.

Police say a law enforcement officer attempted to make a traffic stop around 3:30 p.m. on I-20 between Midland and Odessa.

The driver shot at the officer and a civilian nearby, then fled the scene. 

After stealing a mail carrier truck in Odessa, the driver continued shooting at innocent people until police finally shot and killed him.

Police have not identified the suspect and the names of the victims have not been released.

KOSA-TV in Midland reports the suspect was a white male in his 30’s. 

Thirteen victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment. One of the victims passed away at the hospital. Another, a baby under the age of two, was transferred to another facility for treatment.

The shooting comes less than a month after a gunman in El Paso killed 22 people at a Walmart shopping center. 

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke tweeted, Our hearts are with Midland, Odessa, and everyone in West Texas who has to endure this again. More information is forthcoming, but here’s what we know: We need to end this epidemic.

Another Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden expressed his sadness toward the senseless shooting.

I’m heartbroken, sickened, & angry. Weeks after the horror in El Paso, another community in Texas has been terrorized by gun violence. Enough. We must end this epidemic.

This is a developing story.

Richard

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