Official: 5 dead, 21 gunshot victims in Odessa active shooter situation


Aerocare lands and University Medical Center in Lubbock with a child who was shot in mass shooting incident in Odessa (Nexstar/Staff)

ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) — Odessa Police said five people died and there were 21 total gunshot victims after an active shooter situation on Saturday afternoon.

A 17-month old is among the victims injured in the shooting and will be taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock.

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Midland Police confirmed at least one of the suspects was shot and killed at Cinergy, a movie theater with other arcade type games.

Devin Chavez with the City of Odessa said a state trooper was shot on I-20 and the shooter drove west to Odessa.

Police believed one of the two reported suspects hijacked a U.S. mail truck and was last seen in the area of 38th and Walnut.

Officials said in a post on Facebook early in the situation on Saturday that they believed one suspect was believed to be at Cinergy and the other was driving on Loop 250 in Midland.

Police urged residents to please stay away from the crime scene area and stay in their homes.

A little after 6:30 pm, Russell Tiffin, CEO of Medical Center Hospital, said 14 victims were on site. Tiffin also said grief counselors were on site.

Medical Center Hospital was locked down as a precaution.

TX-House Rep. Brooks Landgraf, who represents Andrews, Ector, Ward and Winkler Counties tweeted that he’s been in contact with the TX- Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen and Gov, Greg Abbott.

KMID reports that a news conference is expected soon from Medical Center Hospital. We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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