Five people were killed and 21 injured including three law enforcement late Saturday afternoon after a mass shooting in the area of Midland and Odessa, West Texas.
Some of the injured were in critical condition.The rampage began when two troopers attempted to stop a gold car on Interstate 20 westbound at 3:13 p.m. "Prior to the vehicle coming to a complete stop, the male driver (and only occupant in the vehicle) pointed a rifle toward the rear window of his car and fired several shots toward the DPS patrol unit," police said. After, the suspect fled the scene and continued shooting After the initial shooting, the suspect continued west into Odessa and shot another person on Interstate 20 before driving around the eastern part of the city, where there are multiple scenes and victims. He than stole a mail van and committed additional shootings. The suspect, who local police identified only as a white male in his mid-30s, was shot and killed at an Odessa movie theater.
„It's hard to understand. [...] It was very rapid," Midland Mayor Jerry Morales told. President Trump was briefed on the shooting and the White House is monitoring the situation. Attorney General William Barr was also doing the same. The FBI is assisting local law enforcement. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin was on lockdown for several hours.