BREAKING: CBS News reports that a Texas state trooper has also been shot. Condition unknown. https://t.co/dpFtcHEg3r
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) August 31, 2019
Via Fox News:
At least 20 people have been injured by a shooter who has opened fire in Odessa, Texas, city officials told local outlets Saturday, while a second shooter was believed to be on the loose in nearby Midland.
Odessa officials told KOSA there were 20 injuries in connection with the shooting, but authorities have not confirmed any injuries. The public is being urged to avoid Interstate 20.
One suspect is said to be driving a gold vehicle from Odessa to Midland and is armed with a rifle, NewsWest9 said. A second suspect is believed to be driving a U.S. Postal Service van.
Odessa Police Department released a statement and said there are possibly two subjects “driving around Odessa shooting at random people.”
“At this time there are multiple gunshot victims. The suspect just hijacked a U.S. mail carrier truck and was last seen in the area of 38th and Walnut. 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,” the department said.
BREAKING: "It has been confirmed that the active shooter was shot and killed at the Cinergy in Odessa. There is no active shooter at this time. All agencies are investigating reports of possible suspects." – Midland Policehttps://t.co/wgH332AdTD
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 31, 2019
(Reuters) – Five people were killed, including a shooter, and around 21 were injured in a gun rampage in the cities of Midland and Odessa in west Texas on Saturday, police and a local television station reported.
“The active shooter was shot and killed at the Cinergy in Odessa,” Midland police said on Facebook, referring to a multiplex cinema complex in Odessa. “There is no active shooter at this time. All agencies are investigating reports of possible suspects.”