At the Odessa, TX news conference they reported 21 injured and 5 confirmed dead. Six people were taken to a nearby hospital, three were in critical condition and 3 in stable condition. The suspect was a white male in his mid-thirties.
On the latest report at 6:33 pm ET, there was only 1 suspect and that suspect is dead. Police authorities and first responders are assessing how many people were injured. It has been confirmed that the active shooter was shot and killed at the Cinergy in Odessa. There is no active shooter at this time. All agencies are investigating report of possible suspects.
Police in Midland, Texas said on Saturday two gunmen were at large after a reported shooting at a branch of the Home Depot hardware store in Odessa.
In a first post on its Facebook page on Saturday afternoon, the Midland police department noted reports of “an active shooter” at the Home Depot in Odessa and said: “For the safety of the public and law enforcement please stay away from the area and stay in your homes. We will update will more information as soon as possible.”
In an update, the department posted: “We believe there are two shooters in two separate vehicles. One suspect is believed to be at the Cinergy in Midland and the other is believed to be driving on Loop 250 in Midland.”
The Cinergy in Midland is a multiplex cinema.
The police statement added: “The two vehicles in question are: gold/white small Toyota truck and a USPS Postal Van. Please stay away from these areas and stay indoors.”
The White House said Donald Trump had been briefed. The president, who was monitoring the approach of Hurricane Dorian on Saturday, flew to his golf club in Virginia earlier, from the Maryland retreat at Camp David.
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Active shooter in Odessa and Midland, Texas; at least 30 shot – BNO News
Police and other emergency services in Texas are responding to reports of an active shooter or shooters who are randomly firing at people in Odessa and Midland, local officials and witnesses say. At least 30 people are believed to have been shot.
The incident began on late Saturday afternoon when officers were called to multiple shooting scenes in the area, one of them Home Depot in Odessa. At least 10 people were shot in Midland and 20 were shot in Odessa, CBS News said, citing police.
A state trooper has also been shot.
“A subject (possibly 2) is currently driving around Odessa shooting at random people. At this time there are multiple gunshot victims,” Odessa police said. “The suspect just hijacked a U.S. mail carrier truck and was last seen in the area of 38th and Walnut. Everyone is encouraged to get off the road and use extreme caution!”
The University of Texas Permian Basin is on lockdown as a precaution.