Five Dead, 21 Injured in Midland-Odessa Shooting — Three Officers Wounded

BOB PRICE and LANA SHADWICK

Police in Odessa, Texas, report that five people were killed and 21 were injured in a shooting that began after a traffic stop. Three officers are said to be among the wounded. Police shot and killed the suspect.

UPDATE 7:00 p.m.: YourBasin.com reports that the shooter stopped a mail truck, shot the driver, and then stole his truck in an attempt to flee.

UPDATE 6:45 p.m.: A video shot by Alex Woods and posted on Facebook appears to show police engaging the shooter near the Cenergy cinema complex. Multiple gunshots can be heard.

UPDATE 6:32 p.m.: YourBasin.com reports that a 17-month-old baby is among the injured. The baby has been airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas.

Hospital officials report 14 people are being treated at MCH Hospital in Odessa.

UPDATE 6:00 p.m.:  Press Conference with Odessa Police Department – Chief Michael Gerke. 

The situation began at 3:17  when a DPS trooper pulled over a gold Honda. The driver reportedly shot the trooper and drove away firing at multiple people. There were multiple scenes and multiple victims. The suspect then allegedly stole the mail truck and drove to the Cinergy movie theater complex. Police engaged the suspect and shot and killed him. At least 21 shooting victims and five people dead, the Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said.

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