Two Mass Shootings in Texas.. What We Know So Far…

FOX News-

A suspect believed to have shot multiple people in West Texas Saturday was shot and killed at a movie theater in the city of Odessa, local police said.

“There is no active shooter at this time,” the Midland Police Department reported on its Facebook page.

The city’s mayor, Jerry Morales, told The New York Times at least two people were killed and up to 20 others were injured, adding “They are shooting at random.” An Odessa city spokesman said there were approximately 20 injuries but did not give further details. A city spokesman also told Fox News that a Texas state trooper was among those shot on Interstate 20.

Odessa Mayor David Turner told Fox News there was one shooter who opened fire in Odessa after a police chase. Earlier, the Midland Police Department said it believed there are two shooters in two separate vehicles. One suspect is said to be driving a gold or white small Toyota truck, while the other suspect is driving a U.S. Postal Service van.


ABC News-

A gunman or gunmen in a hijacked mail truck were being sought for “shooting at random people” in Odessa, Texas, police warned.

Thirteen people have been shot and one suspect has been apprehended, said Art Martinez, communications operator with Texas’ Department of Public Safety.

Odessa police did not specify the number of injuries but said multiple people have been shot.

Midland Memorial Hospital has received six patients, three of whom are in critical condition, hospital officials said. The other three patients are in stable condition.

“Everyone is encouraged to get off the road and use extreme caution!” said Odessa police.

The Midland Police Department said two suspected gunmen were wanted after reports of a shooter at a Home Depot in Odessa.

“We believe there are two shooters in two separate vehicles. One suspect is believed to be at the Cinergy in Midland and the other is believed to be driving on Loop 250 in Midland,” said Midland police. “The two vehicles in question are a gold/white small Toyota truck and a USPS postal van. Please stay away from these areas and stay indoors.”

Midland and Odessa are in western Texas, about 20 miles apart.


CNN News-

At least one person was killed and 10 wounded in an active shooting situation in West Texas, between the cities of Midland and Odessa, authorities said.Police in Midland said officers are looking for two shooters in two separate vehicles, a gold/white small Toyota truck and a US Postal Service van.

Devin Sanchez, a spokesman for the City of Odessa, said there are 10 confirmed injuries with possibly up to 20 injured. There is one person confirmed dead, he said. One of those who was shot is a law enforcement officer, but it is unclear if the officer is injured or dead, Sanchez said.


BBC News-

At least one gunman was said to have driven round the western city of Odessa and shot randomly at people.

A US Postal Service van is said to have been hijacked.

Police say a suspect has been shot and killed and there is no active shooting incident at this time, but reports of other suspects are being investigated.

“A subject (possibly 2) is currently driving around Odessa shooting at random people,” Odessa Police said in a Facebook post.