President Trump on Texas Mass Shooting: Thanks Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officials surrounding a white van behind the Cinergy Odessa entertainment complex in Odessa Tex. where the suspect was confronted by the police and was killed

Law enforcement officials surrounding a white van behind the Cinergy Odessa entertainment complex in Odessa Tex. where the suspect was confronted by the police and was killed

Democratic presidential candidate and Texas native Beto O'Rourke on Saturday reacted to news of a mass shooting between the cities of Midland and Odessa, Texas, with a terse call to action, stating, "We need to end this epidemic".

A white male in his 30s who was known to police killed four people and wounded 21 others on Saturday in a gun rampage between the west Texas cities of Midland and Odessa that started with a traffic stop and ended when he was killed by officers, authorities said. The gunman from the carnage was killed, but officials haven't said whether that is included in the death count. The suspect continued shooting at innocent civilians all over Odessa before making his way to Cinergy on Highway 191 where he shot an Odessa police officer and a Midland officer. There, police confronted him in a movie theater parking lot and killed him in a shootout.

Among the 22 injured were three police officers, with one of them in serious but stable condition.

"By the grace of God, Anderson is expected to make a full recovery", the child's parents said in a statement.

The girl is in satisfactory condition at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, hospital officials said.

He told CNN on Sunday that "if we're not able to act decisively, then we will continue to have this bloodshed".

The rampage began at 3:13 p.m. local time when two Texas Department of Public Safety troopers tried to pull over a gold Honda heading westbound on Interstate 20 in Midland, according to authorities. "At this time there are multiple gunshot victims", the Odessa Police Department said on its Facebook page. His motives remain unclear.

Midland Police also reported two shooters: "We believe there are two shooters in two separate vehicles".

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Police say they entered the station to arrest offenders after it was believed protesters assaulted others and damaged property. Some passengers were forced to walk the last bit of their journey to the airport by foot, dragging luggage behind them.

Gerke didn't name the gunman Sunday, saying, "I refuse to".

Abbott named several similar incidents: the Dallas shootings that killed police officers, then Sutherland Springs, then Santa Fe High School, then El Paso and now Odessa/Midland.

The suspect hijacked a postal van and opened fire on police officers, motorists and shoppers on a busy Labor Day holiday weekend before being shot dead outside a multiplex cinema complex in Odessa, police said.

The gunman was eventually taken down at Cinergy Movie Theater in Odessa. Ott said that as he and a paramedic were working on the woman, the shooter drove back by.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday that he had received a message from the girl's mother, who he said told him, "Toddlers are amusing, because they can get shot but still want to run around and play".

Just briefed by Attorney General Barr about the shootings in Texas.

Abbott told a news conference he had received a message from the girl's mother, who said her daughter was in good spirits despite her injuries, and the injuries could be addressed.

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