At least 1 person dead, 20 injured by shooter in Odessa and Midland, Texas, police say

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Multiple people were shot Saturday afternoon in West Texas, with at least one suspect who was reported to be roaming the roadways of Odessa, Texas, fatally shot, police said.

At least one person was killed and about 20 have been injured, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News. Among the injured, they said, was a state trooper in unknown condition.

A shooter was believe to be using interstate 20 in Odessa and nearby Midland during the attack, the sources said.

“It has been confirmed that the active shooter was shot and killed at the Cinergy in Odessa,” Odessa police said on Facebook. “There is no active shooter at this time.”

President Donald Trump has been briefed about the attacks and is monitoring the situation, White House communications officials said.

Odessa police said on Facebook earlier, “A subject (possibly 2) is currently driving around Odessa shooting at random people. At this time there are multiple gunshot victims. The suspect just hijacked a U.S. mail carrier truck and was last seen in the area of 38th and Walnut.”

Police urged the public to get off the road “and use extreme caution.”

Midland police initially said on social media that they believe are two shooters in two different vehicles. “The two vehicles in question are: gold/white small Toyota truck and a USPS Postal Van.”

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin told students, staff and faculty to shelter in place.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Michelle Acevedo and Suzanne Ciechalski contributed.





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