Texas shooting rampage leaves five dead | Daily News


Texas shooting rampage leaves five dead

At least five people have been killed and many more injured yesterday in the second mass shooting in the US state of Texas in a month.

First to be shot was a policeman who stopped the gunman’s car between the cities of Midland and Odessa.

The gunman went on to shoot at numerous motorists and passers-by. At one point, he abandoned his car and stole a postal truck before continuing his rampage.

Police eventually shot him dead at a cinema complex.

The motive of the gunman, who was white and in his mid-30s, was unclear.

Four weeks ago, 22 people were killed by a gunman in the Texan city of El Paso.

An infant aged 17 months was struck in his face by a bullet fragment and airlifted to hospital, Odessa’s Medical Center Hospital says. Seven other patients were in a serious condition.

Saturday’s incident began after two Texas Department of Public Safety officers pulled over a vehicle on a Midland highway. The driver then opened fire on the officers before driving away. He then began shooting at other people in several other locations.- BBC

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