At least two people were killed. At least 20 people were wounded.
Midland police have said the shooting began at a Home Depot; Odessa spokesperson Devin Sanchez said a suspect in a gold Toyota began shooting people from that vehicle at a local shopping centers. Officers pursued the suspects after they fled the scene in two separate vehicles.
What we know
- At least 20 people were wounded in a shooting in Texas Saturday afternoon.
- At least two people were killed.
- Midland, Texas police believe there are two suspects.
- The suspects fled the scene of the initial shooting in two vehicles: one suspect is believed to have comandeered a US postal vehicle; the other fled in a gold Toyota truck.
- As police pursued the suspects (who fled in opposite directions), one state trooper was shot on the interstate.
- Bystanders are believed to have also been wounded during the pursuit.
- Midland Mayor Jerry Morales said a rifle was used in the attack.
- One suspect has been killed by police in Odessa.
- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has released a statement calling the incident a “senseless and cowardly attack” and promising “that we will not allow the Lone Star State to be overrun by hatred and violence.”
What we don’t know
- The identity of the suspects.
- The motivation for the shooting.
- The total number of wounded.
- The total number of people killed.
Author: Sean Collins