Police: 21 people shot, 5 killed, in Odessa

MGN Online

By Emerson Clarridge Fort Worth Star-Telegram

FORT WORTH, Texas — At least 21 people were shot Saturday in Midland and Odessa law enforcement authorities said. Five of the victims have died.

A male assailant was shot to death at Cinergy, a movie theater in Odessa, an Odessa police official said.

A 17-month-old who was shot in the face was among the victims, KWES-TV reported.
The suspect was a man in his mid-30s who was driving a vehicle that a law enforcement officer stopped before the shootings, police said.

Three law enforcement officers were among the victims, KOSA-TV reported, citing an account from an Odessa police spokesman.

Law enforcement authorities urged people to stay indoors while they searched for the suspect in a stolen United State Postal Service mail truck, Odessa police spokesperson Cpl. Steve LeSueur said, according to the Odessa American.

You can get the latest on the shooting from our sister newspaper the Odessa American.


The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.