Five dead, 21 injured in mass shooting in Texas

By Doug Mattushek - 01 September 2019Views : 648

Another mass shooting in Texas has left at least five dead and another 21 injured.

The shooter, reportedly a white male in his 30's, was stopped by police on the freeway for a routine check. The shooter pulled out a rifle, shooting a police officer before he could exit his car.

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He then drove on to Odessa where he went on to shoot at random at other motorists near a Home Depot. Reports revealed the shooter eventually left his car and hijacked a mail truck, driving it onto the Odessa Cinergy multiplex where he crashed into a stationary vehicle.

What followed was a shootout with police, where the shooter was killed. No motive for the killings has been discovered.

The BBC reports US vice-president Mike Pence as saying the administration is "absolutely determined to work with leaders in both parties in Congress to take steps that we can address and confront this scourge of mass atrocity in our country".

According to the Gun Violence Archive, the incident marks the 279th mass shooting in the US in 2019. Just four weeks ago in El Paso, Texas, 22 were killed by a gunman.