Police: 7 Killed, 21 Injured After Shooting In Odessa And Midland, Texas

MIDLAND, TEXAS – AUGUST 31: Police cars and tape block off a crime scene nearby to where a gunman was shot and killed at Cinergy Odessa movie theater after multiple people were shot on August 31, 2019 in Midland, Texas. Reports indicate that at least two people are dead and 20 injured. (Photo by Cengiz Yar/Getty Images)
ODESSA, TEXAS - AUGUST 31: Police cars and tape block off a crime scene where a gunman was shot and killed at Cinergy Odessa movie theater on August 31, 2019 in Odessa, Texas. Officials say the unidentified suspect k... ODESSA, TEXAS - AUGUST 31: Police cars and tape block off a crime scene where a gunman was shot and killed at Cinergy Odessa movie theater on August 31, 2019 in Odessa, Texas. Officials say the unidentified suspect killed 5 people and injured 21 in a mass shooting in Odessa and nearby Midland. (Photo by Cengiz Yar/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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This story has been updated.

Police say seven people were killed and at least 21 others were injured after a shooting in the cities of Midland and Odessa in Texas.

Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke confirmed on Saturday that the alleged shooter, who has been identified as a white man in his 30s, was killed by the police.

According to the authorities, the gunman shot at random from his van, then hijacked a U.S. Postal Service vehicle and continued his shooting spree.

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday night that law enforcement was “fully engaged” with regards to the shooting.

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