Seven Dead after West Texas Shooting Spree

Headline Roundup September 1st, 2019

Seven people were killed, including the shooter, and over 20 were injured after the gunman terrorized the cities of Odessa and Midland, TX on Saturday.

Most reporting focused on eyewitness accounts, the timeline of events and a possible motive. Others reported that new scale-backs on gun regulation took effect statewide the day after the shootings.

Seven Dead after West Texas Shooting Spree

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A gunman in West Texas who went on a shooting spree, killing five people while randomly firing from his vehicle and then from a hijacked mail truck, was shot and killed by police in a gun battle in a movie theater parking lot, authorities said Saturday.

At least 21 people were injured, including three law enforcement officers, Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said at a news conference. A hospital administrator said a child under the age of 2 was hurt and at least seven people were in critical condition.
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From the Center
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A bulk of gun law changes took effect in Texas on Sunday, loosening restrictions just one day after a mass shooting near Odessa and Midland left at least 5 people dead.

The laws open more opportunities for Texans to have firearms and store ammunition in public places.

From churches to public schools to foster homes, the laws also loosen restrictions on where a firearm is permitted.

The laws were already set to take effect Sept. 1 but come just one day after a routine traffic stop on Interstate 20...

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From the Right
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At least six people were killed and 21 injured during shootings in and around the cities of Odessa and Midland, Texas, Saturday.

A gunman, identified as a white male in his mid-30s, was shot and killed by police in Odessa.

Police originally believed two suspects were at large, with one driving a hijacked mail truck and "shooting at random people," while the other was thought to be driving a "gold/white small Toyota truck." However, police now believe there was only one gunman in a gold Honda who at one...

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