September 01, 2019
At least seven people were killed when a suspect went on a shooting spree on Saturday afternoon in Odessa, Texas, in the middle of the Labor Day weekend, according to police.
West Texas Shooting: At Least 7 Killed And More Than 20 Injured
The suspect, described as a white male in his mid-30s, led police on a chase across the city while firing at people in various locations. Amid the chase, the suspect abandoned his car and hijacked a U.S. Postal Service vehicle.
Law enforcement officers with the Odessa and Midland police departments and the state Department of Public Safety were able to confront the suspect in the parking lot of Cinergy, a movie theatre in Odessa, where they shot and killed him.BREAKING: Odessa police say death toll in West Texas shooting has risen to 7, gunman also killed. https://t.co/w0uKoTvFUY— The Associated Press (@AP) September 1, 2019Police said on Sunday morning that the death toll had risen from five to seven people, and that at least one person remained in “life-threatening” condition, AP reported. More than 20 people were wounded in the attack, including a 17-month-old baby.
Three officers were also injured, Odessa police Chief Michael Gerke said at an earlier press conference, including one officer with the Odessa Police Department, one with the Midland Police Department and one with the state Department of Public Safety.
“It has been confirmed that the active shooter was shot and killed at the Cinergy in Odessa,” police in Midland, a neighbouring city, announced on Saturday evening. “There is no active shooter at this time. All agencies are investigating reports of possible suspects.”
About an hour previously, a police spokesperson in Odessa told HuffPost that shootings had been taking place “literally all around town.”
“We’re just telling everyone to stay in their house right now,” she said.
The shooting began shortly after a traffic stop when a DPS state trooper attempted to pull over the suspect, who was driving a gold Honda, at around 3:17 p.m., Gerke said during the press conference.
When the Honda stopped, Gerke said, the suspect shot at the trooper and continued to drive westbound toward Odessa. During the chase, the suspect shot at multiple victims at various places, according to police.VIDEO: One man got video as police chased after the man suspected of opening fire in Midland and Odessa, killing 5 people and injuring 21 others. The suspect was later shot and killed by police.MORE: https://t.co/vIBRASXQXM (Courtesy: Alex Woods) pic.twitter.com/wwUku9N3Ze— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) August 31, 2019The Odessa Police Department had warned residents on Facebook that there was a gunman “shooting at random people.”
The Midland Memorial Hospital received six patients from the shooting, three who were in critical condition and three who were stable, a hospital spokesperson told HuffPost. There were 13 injured victims being treated at the Medical Center Health System in Odessa, the hospital’s CEO, Russell Tippin, said during a news conference.
Of those 13 victims, two were treated and released; seven were in critical condition, yet stable after undergoing surgery; and two were in serious condition. One victim was transferred to a paediatric centre because they were under the age of 2, and one victim died at the hospital.
The 17-month-old is in “satisfactory condition,” a hospital spokesperson told HuffPost.
Initial police reports suggested that there were two shooters in separate cars, though Gerke later clarified that there was likely only one suspect involved in the shootings. 
“Once this individual was taken out of the picture, there have been no more victims,” Gerke told reporters.
While reporting on the shooting, CB7 news anchors were forced to evacuate their studio at Music City Mall in Odessa as police searched the area.
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, located in Odessa, was placed on lockdown as police searched for the suspect.
In a statement, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting a “senseless and cowardly attack” and said state officials were working closely with local law enforcement.
President Donald Trump said he was briefed about the shootings and said the FBI was “fully engaged” in the situation.
As the shooting was taking place, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, a Texas native, tweeted his support to the people of Midland and Odessa.
At an event later Saturday, O’Rourke, a former member of Congress, said he didn’t know the exact details of the shooting in Western Texas, but he was clearly disgusted.
“We do know this is fucked up,” he told his supporters. “We do know that this has to stop in our country.” We don't know how many have been killed. We don't know the motivation. But here's what we do know: This is fucked up. pic.twitter.com/NRvyPfUjiM— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 1, 2019Four weeks earlier, O’Rourke took a break from his campaign to return to his hometown of El Paso after a mass shooting there left 22 dead.
Less than 24 hours after the massacre in El Paso, another mass shooting left nine people dead in Dayton, Ohio. 
This story has been updated to reflect the most recent death toll.
Hilary Hanson, Sebastian Murdock, Kimberley Richards and Dominique Mosbergen contributed to this report.Related... Walmart Removes Violent Video Game Displays After Shootings, Still Sells Guns
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