UPDATED: Gunman Shot and Killed in West Texas, 7 People Dead and 21 People Injured
Texas officials say at least five people are dead and at least 21 people have been injured by a gunman in the Odessa-Midland area who was shot and killed.
The mayor of Midland confirmed an initial fatality and injuries Saturday afternoon.
Midland, Texas mayor Jerry Morales confirms that one person is dead and 21 people have been injured in today’s shootings in the Midland-Odessa area.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) August 31, 2019
“The active shooter was shot and killed at the Cinergy in Odessa,” the Midland Police Department told ABC News. “There is no active shooter at this time, all agencies are investigating reports of possible suspects.”
Authorities also said the suspect hijacked a mail truck and the gunman began shooting after he was pulled over in a traffic stop.
In a press conference, Odessa officials confirmed at least 21 people were injured by gunfire and five people were killed.
Midland and Odessa are in West Texas, about 20 miles apart.
Police say there is no active shooter at this time, but they are investigating reports of other suspects.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting.
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This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information is available.
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