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US NewsAt Least 5 Dead and 21 Injured in Shootings in Midland, Tex.

05:35  01 september  2019
05:35  01 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Active shooter driving in stolen US mail truck kills at least one and injures at least 30 on a rampage in the Texas cities of Midland and Odessa

Active shooter driving in stolen US mail truck kills at least one and injures at least 30 on a rampage in the Texas cities of Midland and Odessa Police say one or more suspects is on the loose in vehicles and shooting at random victims. Initial reports indicate that at least 30 people have been injured.

The shooting spree began at 3:17 p.m. CDT[1] during a traffic stop on Interstate 20, where a Texas State Trooper was shot who was attempting to stop a Honda.[5] The suspect continued into Odessa, Texas and shot another on the " At Least 5 Dead and 21 Injured in Shootings in Midland , Tex ".

Mass shooting in Midland -Odessa: At least five dead , 21 wounded, shooter killed. Officials said the shooting began with a traffic stop in which a state Rick Lobo via REUTERS. At least five people were killed and 21 others were injured in shootings near Midland and Odessa Saturday before the

At Least 5 Dead and 21 Injured in Shootings in Midland, Tex. © Ernst Villanueva, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A pickup truck with bullet holes in the front window on Interstate 20 outside Odessa, Tex., on Saturday.

HOUSTON — At least five people were killed and 21 others injured in shootings near the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa on Saturday, as one or two gunmen in a hijacked postal van and a pickup truck opened fire on residents, motorists and shoppers, the authorities said.

The two attacks in the two cities terrified a region with a combined population of 263,000 at the start of Labor Day weekend. Police officers and state troopers tried to keep drivers off the highways.

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The shooting comes less than one month after a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso that left 22 dead and dozens injured . That gunman allegedly traveled to El Paso to target Hispanic people after writing a racist manifesto online prior to the shooting . He is being held on domestic terrorism charges, and the

Midland is about 300 miles east of El Paso, which was the site of a mass shooting this month. In that shooting , a 21 -year-old with a rifle entered a Walmart and killed 20 people. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin said on Twitter that law enforcement authorities were trying to “locate and contain

Chief Michael Gerke of the Odessa Police Department said at a news conference on Saturday evening that the gunman, a white male in his mid-30s, was dead, and that three law enforcement were shot. He did not give a motive, but said that the attack began as a traffic stop.

At Least 5 Dead and 21 Injured in Shootings in Midland, Tex. © AP In this image made from video provided by Dustin Fawcett, police officers guard on a street in Odessa, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Police said there are "multiple gunshot victims" in West Texas after reports of two suspects opening fire on Saturday in the area of Midland and Odessa. (Dustin Fawcett via AP) The mayor of Midland, Jerry Morales, said the shootings began shortly after 4 p.m. local time, with motorists targeted on Interstate 20 and Highway 191, which connects Midland to Odessa, Tex. Mr. Morales added that a rifle was used in the shootings, though he could not be more specific about the type or number of firearms involved.

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At least five people were killed and 21 injured as well as three police officers in a shooting rampage in Texas. Police initially feared more than one The gunman - a white male in his 30s who has not been named - was shot dead by police. Among the injured was a child under the age of two who was

FIVE people are dead and at least 20 are injured after a depraved mass shooter opened fire in Texas tonight, it has been reported. All agencies are investigating reports of possible suspects." Midland mayor Jerry Morales said the attack started shortly after 4pm local time on Interstate 20 and Highway

“One suspect is believed to be at the Cinergy in Midland and the other is believed to be driving on Loop 250 in Midland,” the police said. “The two vehicles in question are: gold/white small Toyota truck and a USPS Postal Van. Please stay away from these areas and stay indoors.” The police in Odessa, Tex., about 20 miles away, said on Facebook that a gunman — or possibly two — was driving around “shooting at random people.”

“At this time there are multiple gunshot victims,” the police said. “Everyone is encouraged to get off the road and use extreme caution! All law enforcement is currently searching for the suspect and more information will be released as soon as it becomes available.”

Ernest Villanueva, 24, said he was driving westbound on Interstate 20 from Midland to Odessa when he approached two vehicles riddled with bullet holes. One was a blue pickup truck and the other was a silver sedan. “I was ready to help in case there were injured people,” said Mr. Villanueva, a Marine Corps veteran. The vehicles were empty, according to Mr. Villanueva, who said he saw Midland police vehicles heading toward Odessa.

“II think it’s so surprised it happened so soon with the recent events of El Paso,” Mr. Villanueva said of the mood in Texas. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin said on Twitter that law enforcement authorities were trying to “locate and contain a shooter.” The university directed that students “stay in your dorm or office and do not open your doors.”

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said on Twitter its agents were responding to the scene.

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