5 dead, 21 wounded in mass shooting in Midland-Odessa, Texas; shooter killed


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SOURCE: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/31/police-search-active-shooters-midland-odessa-texas/2181462001/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=amp&utm_campaign=speakable
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Wochit, WochitAt least five people were killed and 21 injured in Midland-Odessa, Texas, after a routine traffic stop triggered a deadly shooting rampage that ended when the gunman was slain by officers, police said.The incident began at 3:13 p.m. CDT when an assailant described by authorities only as a white male in his mid-30s driving a gold-colored car was pulled over by a pair of state troopers on Interstate 20 for a traffic violation, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.Before coming to a stop, the man grabbed a rifle and shot multiple times at the pair of troopers through the rear window, wounding one. At one point, he changed to a U.S. Postal Service truck.Besides the initial trooper who was shot, two others were wounded as well, Texas DPS said, The gunman himself was killed after a chase involving officers from both Midland and Odessa, two cities within miles of each other. The van stopped, and officers quickly approach the van with guns drawn.Besides the trooper, the injured officers included one from Midland and one from Odessa.Russell Tippin, CEO of Medical Center Hospital, said 13 shooting victims were being cared for at the facility.

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