At Least 5 Dead, 21 Injured In West Texas Shooting

At Least 5 Dead, 21 Injured In West Texas Shooting

The 17-month-old was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock, where she was in satisfactory condition, hospital officials said.

When asked about the identity of the suspect, Gerke simply said that "he is a white male in his mid-30s". His name and motive were not given.

Authorities also said that the gunman used an assault rifle-type weapon in the attack, but said how Ator weapon was obtained is still under investigation.

Gerke said the driver traveled west into Odessa and shot another person, then continued through the city where "there were multiple victims", the chief said.

Midland Mayor Jerry Morales says at least 2 dead and up to 20 injured in his city.

Alex Wood said he drove up to the theater complex and saw a large number of police vehicles.

But Abbott says the girl's mother texted: "Toddlers are amusing because they can get shot but still want to run around and play". "You're going to be OK", the man then says before asking other people if they are OK. The man driving the vehicle shot the DPS officer, and fled the scene.

A gunman went on a shooting rampage in Odessa and Midland, Texas, on Saturday, killing seven and injuring 22 more. Among the injured, they said, was a state trooper in unknown condition.

Mike Barrett said his friend was shot and hospitalized with injuries.

The shooting began yesterday afternoon with an interstate traffic stop where gunfire was exchanged with police.

Odessa and Midland police and sheriff’s deputies surround the area behind Cinergy cinema in Odessa Texas
Odessa and Midland police and sheriff’s deputies surround the area behind Cinergy cinema in Odessa Texas

One person has been treated and released. One of the victims passed away at the hospital.

The rampage came after a gunman killed 22 people in another Saturday shooting on August 3 at a Walmart store about 410km west of Midland in the city of El Paso, Texas.

"FBI and Law Enforcement is fully engaged", Trump said. But he said that one of the patients he included earlier was injured in an incident unrelated to the shooting. "We are hoping there was just one shooter, and we have contained him".

O'Rourke, who is also a Democratic presidential candidate, expressed sympathy for "everyone in West Texas who has to endure this again".

"We need to end this epidemic", O'Rourke tweeted on Saturday.

The shooting follows weeks after a the shocking El Paso shooting, which was the most deadly mass shooting in Texas' state history.

Obviously, there are still a lot of moving parts and unknowns here, but above all, we do know this is a major, major tragedy.

CBS News reports 10 people were shot in Midland and 20 people were shot in Odessa.

The shooting started when state troopers pulled over a auto for failing to signal a left turn, said Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger.

Cruius, who authorities said was allegedly targeting Hispanics, is being charged with capital murder.

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