Breaking News!!: Odessa, TX and Midland, TX: Mass shootings across two cities leaves multiple people dead and injured.
A mass shootings has occurred in Odessa, Texas and Midland, Texas on Saturday, August 31st, 2019.
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Information is still coming in and changing, here’s what we know so far:
According to Mayor of Midland, Jerry Morales, the shootings began shortly after 4:00 p.m. (local time), with motorists targeted on Interstate 20 and Highway 191, which connects Midland to Odessa.
According to the Odessa Police Department, a gunman — or possibly two — was driving around shooting at random people.
A hijacked postal van and a pickup truck opened fire on residents, motorists and shoppers, in the Odessa, Texas and Midland, Texas areas.
According to the Odessa Police Department, at least 5 people have been killed and 21 people were injured.
The gunman, a white male in his mid-30s, was dead, and that three law enforcement were shot.
Authorities said that there were reports of a second gunman but that they were not confirmed, attributing the sightings to the chaotic situation.
Police officers and state troopers tried to keep drivers off the highways.
The mass shootings in the two cities terrified a region with a combined population of 263,000 at the start of Labor Day weekend.
More information still coming in, please stay tuned for further details.