7 Dead and at Least 20 Injured after Man Goes on a Shooting Spree in Texas
Horror has struck West Texas after a man, whose identity is yet to be revealed, killed a total of seven people and injured at least 20 others while driving recklessly through the streets.
The incident took place on Saturday in Midland, and it started when a couple of Texas troopers ordered the man to pull over, leading him to shoot one of them with a rifle.
After shooting the officer, the man sped away, randomly shooting his weapon. At one point, he ditched his gold Honda and highjacked a postal truck.
THE SHOOTER WAS KILLED BY THE POLICE
It has been reported that the gunman made his way into Odessa, about 20 miles away, where he continued firing while speeding through shopping centers.
Eventually, he drove toward the Cinergy movie theater parking lot, where he engaged in a shootout with several police officers who managed to take him down.
A BABY GIRL WAS HIT BY AT LEAST ONE OF THE BULLETS
Initially, it was believed that only five people were killed in the process but the death toll rose to seven on Sunday morning. Among the injured is a 17-month-old girl and three police officers.
It is known that one of the officers is a trooper from the Department of Public Safety and the other two are from the Midland and Odessa police departments.
So far, it has been confirmed that the shooter, who is among the fatal victims, is a white male in his 30s, but the proper authorities have declined to provide any additional information.
The names of the fatal victims are yet to be released by the police but the Ector County school district in Odessa claims that one of its students was among those killed.
This was the moment police in Texas shot & stopped the Odessa mass shooting suspect as he drove toward them in a stolen U.S. postal service van. (Julie Vicknair posted this on her Facebook page) pic.twitter.com/tYAjUQ4QGp— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) September 1, 2019
IT WAS THE SECOND SHOOTING IN LESS THAN TWO DAYS
The shooting took place just one day after a 17-year-old boy from Alabama opened fire at a high school football game between LeFlore and Williamson.
MPD Arrest: 17-year-old Deangelo Parnell was arrested early Saturday morning after being identified as the suspect involved in a shooting that left 10 victims injured at Ladd Stadium on Friday night, August 29, 2019. Parnell is charged with (9 Counts) of Attempted Murder. pic.twitter.com/LomvZczjka— Mobile Police (@MobileALPolice) August 31, 2019
No one was killed but nine people were injured. Deangelo Parnell, the shooter, turned himself in on Saturday morning and is currently facing nine counts of attempted murder.