Police tape and evidences are seen as Texas state troopers and other emergency personnel monitor the scene at a local car dealership following a shooting in Odessa, Texas, U.S. September 1, 2019.
An Odessa woman, in a devastating interview with CBS-7, sobbed as she described hearing loud pops while rolling away from an intersection on 338 near I-20, then noticed the shooter and the “very.At least 5 people are dead after a shooting that spanned the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa, according to Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke. A total of 21 people were shot, and the gunman.ODESSA, TX - SEPTEMBER 1: Officers inspect a car in the aftermath of a deadly shooting spree on September 1, 2019 in Odessa, Texas. Reports indicate the suspected shooter was driving a gold Toyota.
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Authorities said Sunday they still could not explain why a man with an AR-style weapon opened fire during a routine traffic stop in West Texas to begin a terrifying, 10-mile (16-kilometer) rampage that killed seven people, injured 22 others and ended with officers gunning him down outside a movie theater. Authorities identified the shooter as Seth Aaron Ator, 36, of.
The transcript of the Odessa Police dispatch during the initial moments when a shooter opened fire along a 20-mile stretch of road shows how the chaotic scene unfolded.
Odessa police officers park their vehicle outside Music City Mall in Odessa, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, as they investigate areas following a deadly shooting in the area of Odessa and Midland.
ODESSA, Texas — The gunman in a West Texas rampage that left seven dead obtained his AR-style rifle through a private sale, allowing him to evade a federal background check that previously.
ODESSA — The gunman in a West Texas rampage that left seven dead obtained his AR-style rifle through a private sale, allowing him to evade a federal background check that blocked him from.
Odessa shooter previously failed gun background check, Gov. Abbott says By Acacia Coronado The Texas Tribune September 02, 2019 04:04 PM.
Odessa Texas Mass Shooting: Texas Mass Shooting began Saturday afternoon about 3:13 p.m. CT (4:13 p.m. ET) when Texas Department of Public Safety officers attempted for a traffic stop, according to a statement on the DPS Facebook page. The gunman, who was controlling a gold car, “pointed a rifle toward the rear window of his car and fired several shots targeted the DPS patrol unit.
The man suspected in Saturday’s mass shooting in Odessa, Texas was able to obtain an assault rifle thanks to a massive loophole in federal gun law, ABC News reports. Federal law requires licensed gun dealers to run a background check on anyone who attempts to purchase a firearm. That’s good! But anyone who fails a background check can.
A man prays outside of the Medical Center Hospital Emergency room in Odessa, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, following a shooting at random in the area of Odessa and Midland.
Police caught up with him near a movie theatre in Odessa, and killed him in a shootout. The shooting left seven people dead and 21 people injured.Police have not released a motive and have not said where the shooter purchased his weapon. Saturday's events came just weeks after two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio left a combined 31 people dead. 53 people have died in mass.
High School students Celeste Lujan, left, and Yasmin Natera mourn their friend Leila Hernandez, one of the victims of the Saturday shooting, at a memorial service Sunday in Odessa, Texas.
Officials have since found that the shooter in Midland and Odessa failed a criminal background check due to a “mental health issue” when trying to buy a firearm in 2014. However, he was able.
LUBBOCK, Texas — The man who sold a rifle to the Odessa mass shooter was from Lubbock, according to the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ made that report late Wednesday. Additionally, a producer.
The shooting came at the end of an already violent month in Texas, where on Aug. 3 a gunman in the border city of El Paso killed 22 people at a Walmart. Sitting beside authorities in Odessa, Abbott ticked off a list of mass shootings that have now killed nearly 70 since 2016 in his state alone.