What we know about the deadly shooting in Midland-Odessa, Texas


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SOURCE: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/31/odessa-midland-texas-shooting-home-depot-cinergy/2183128001/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=amp&utm_campaign=speakable
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Exactly four weeks ago, 22 people were killed and 24 more were injured when a man opened fire in an El Paso Walmart.According to the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit that tracks such incidents, there have been 280 mass shootings in 2019, where at least four people were injured or killed excluding the perpetrators.To date, including this shooting, 602 people have died in mass shootings in 2019 and 2,356 have been injured.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he will travel to Odessa on Sunday, and called the attack "cowardly." He offered his support to the victims, their families and the people in the Midland-Odessa area."I thank the first responders who have acted swiftly and admirably under pressure, and I want to remind all Texans that we will not allow the Lone Star State to be overrun by hatred and violence," Abbott said in a statement. Three officers are among the injured, including one Midland police officer, one Odessa police officer and one Texas Department of Public Safety officer.Thirteen of the victims were taken to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa according to hospital CEO Russell Tippin.Seven victims are in critical condition, two are in serious condition, and one person has died, Tippin said.

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