United Kingdom  

Death toll in Texas shooting rises to 7: police

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 01:56s - Published
Death toll in Texas shooting rises to 7: police

Death toll in Texas shooting rises to 7: police

The death toll in Saturday's gun rampage in West Texas rose to seven on Sunday, Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said.

It's the second mass shooting to rock the state in less than a month.

Gavino Garay reports.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

The death toll in the second mass shooting in Texas in just one month has risen.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ODESSA POLICE CHIEF MICHAEL GERKE: "As we stand, 22 people are injured, three of them law enforcement, and very, very sadly, seven people have been killed.

Seven of our citizens.

Those seven victims have ranged in age from 15 year to 57." Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke delivered the news to reporters on Sunday, one day after the shooting rampage that shook the tight-knit community.

The bloodshed began on Saturday afternoon, when the gunman was stopped on Interstate 20 between the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa.

Police said the suspect, a white man in his 30s, shot the police officer who pulled him over.

He then took off towards Odessa where he drove to a Home Depot and opened fire on passersby.

At some point, authorities say, the suspect hijacked a postal van which he crashed into a stationary vehicle outside a movie theater complex.

A gun battle with police ensued, and the suspect was shot dead.

Just 4 weeks after 22 people were killed at an El Paso Walmart, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott says he's seen too many atrocities in his state.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TEXAS REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT SAYING: "I have been to too many of these events... Too many Texans have lost their lives, the status quo in Texas is unacceptable and action is needed." President Donald Trump responded to the bloodshed on Sunday and said gun background checks would not have prevented the violence.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING: "It's a mental problem, it's a big problem." The city of Odessa is holding a prayer vigil Sunday evening.

So far the motive for the carnage is not yet known.




πŸ’‘ One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Texas Texas State in the southern United States

Guess Who This Tot In Tights Turned Into!

Before this tot in tights was on the Billboard charts as an awesome singer, she was just another dolled-up darling dressing up for the camera in Arlington,..
TMZ.com
Democrats eye elusive presidential prize: Texas [Video]

Democrats eye elusive presidential prize: Texas

[NFA] For the first time in 25 years a Democratic presidential candidate is running TV ads specifically targeting Texas, and Democrats say even a small investment in the Lone Star state could boost down-ballot contests and force Republicans to shift resources from other battlegrounds. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:01Published
Despite The Pandemic, Americans Still Love The Open Road [Video]

Despite The Pandemic, Americans Still Love The Open Road

With a novel coronavirus case count nearing five million, the United States now holds about a quarter of all the COVID-19 cases in the world. According to CNN, more than,162,000 Americans have died in the pandemic so far. As of this week, five states account for more than 40% of US infections: California, Florida, Texas, New York, and Georgia. The pandemic shows no sign of slowing. However, that hasn't stopped the surge of school districts across the country from planning to re-open schools.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:41Published
Texas Prison Has More COVID-19 Cases Than 85% Of US Counties [Video]

Texas Prison Has More COVID-19 Cases Than 85% Of US Counties

A low-security men's prison in Texas presents a cautionary tale about the danger of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in congregate living settings. CNN reports the former holding facility for WWII Japanese and German detainees is the hardest-hit federal prison in the United States. The Bureau of Prisons says more than 1,300 of the roughly 1,750 prisoners at FCI Seagoville prison and camp have tested positive for the virus. Put another way, that's a stunning three out of every four inmates.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:43Published
Pitcher: Fentanyl From Team Employee [Video]

Pitcher: Fentanyl From Team Employee

(Newser) – A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with providing fentanyl to a player who died in his hotel room after taking it last year. Tyler Skaggs, 27, a pitcher, was found dead on a team road trip to Texas. The Angels said they commissioned their own investigation, which found "unacceptable behavior inconsistent with our code of conduct.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:32Published

Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States

Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

Kamala Harris is getting great reviews ... though certainly not from Donald Trump, and the divide over coronavirus is getting wider. So we gotta ask ...
TMZ.com

Trump visits brother in New York hospital

"He's having a tough time," the president said, though the younger sibling's condition is unclear.
BBC News
Obama worries Trump will 'kneecap' Postal Service [Video]

Obama worries Trump will 'kneecap' Postal Service

Former President Barack Obama said on Friday he worries about protecting the integrity of November's election in view of efforts by President Donald Trump to "kneecap" the U.S. Postal Service to limit Americans voting by mail during the pandemic. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:34Published
USPS warns of 'significant risk' of late ballots [Video]

USPS warns of 'significant risk' of late ballots

[NFA] Ahead of a presidential election that could see up to half of U.S. voters cast their ballots by mail, the U.S. Postal Service is warning some states that they need to provide more time for those votes to be counted. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:05Published

Mueller report: FBI lawyer 'altered email' to wiretap Trump aide

The case will boost President Trump's view the special counsel's investigation was a "witch hunt".
BBC News

Greg Abbott Greg Abbott 48th Governor of Texas

Tropical Storm Hanna wallops COVID-hit TX coast [Video]

Tropical Storm Hanna wallops COVID-hit TX coast

Tropical Storm Hanna flipped tractor trailers, ripped roofs off houses and thrashed a south Texas coastline already badly hit by COVID-19 infections. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:10Published
Florida surpasses NY in COVID-19 cases [Video]

Florida surpasses NY in COVID-19 cases

[NFA] Florida on Sunday overtook New York in cases of the novel coronavirus, behind only California in the U.S. epidemic. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:57Published
Florida tops 10,000 virus cases in a day [Video]

Florida tops 10,000 virus cases in a day

[NFA] Florida, among the states hardest hit by the June surge, reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, its largest spike so far, while Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday decreed that face masks must be worn in all counties with over 20 coronavirus cases. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:47Published
Texas issues statewide requirement on face masks [Video]

Texas issues statewide requirement on face masks

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday decreed that face masks must be worn in all counties with over 20 coronavirus cases, billing the measure as a requirement to avoid another economic shutdown.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 00:55Published
Texas and Florida Governors Reimpose Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Spike [Video]

Texas and Florida Governors Reimpose Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Spike

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ordered bars closed while placing new restrictions on other businesses.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 00:55Published

The Home Depot The Home Depot American home improvement supplies retailing company

If fast food is essential, so are kids in school -DeSantis [Video]

If fast food is essential, so are kids in school -DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday spoke about reopening schools and told reporters, "We spent months saying that there were certain things that were essential. That included fast-food restaurants. It included Walmart. It included Home Depot... if all that is essential, then educating our kids is absolutely essential."

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:05Published

You Might Like

Related news from verified sources

Death toll from West Texas shooting rises to seven, toddler among wounded

The death toll in Saturday's gun rampage in West Texas rose to seven with 22 people wounded,...
Reuters - Published


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Police Raised Concerns About West Texas Mass Shooter 8 Years Before Rampage [Video]

Police Raised Concerns About West Texas Mass Shooter 8 Years Before Rampage

Police reports describe concerns eight years ago that the gunman who killed seven and wounded 25 last month in West Texas might have been planning an attack.

Credit: CBS 11 Dallas     Duration: 00:35Published
Botham Jean's Family Hosts Gala In His Honor, Speaks For First Time Since Trial Began [Video]

Botham Jean's Family Hosts Gala In His Honor, Speaks For First Time Since Trial Began

At a gala for the Botham Jean Foundation β€” on what would have been his 28th birthday β€” Jean’s family spoke publicly for the first time since the trial began for the former Dallas Police officer..

Credit: CBS 11 Dallas     Duration: 02:46Published
Police: Dallas Man Went Back To Bed After Shooting, Killing Suspected Burglar [Video]

Police: Dallas Man Went Back To Bed After Shooting, Killing Suspected Burglar

Authorities said a 72-year-old Dallas man fatally shot a suspected burglar behind his home and then went back to bed before finally calling police nearly two hours later.

Credit: CBS 11 Dallas     Duration: 00:31Published