Midland police kill active shooter after at least 5 killed and 21 injured
At least five people were killed and 21 others were injured in shooting on Saturday in the city of Midland in Texas, according to a spokesperson for the Odessa Police Department, Trend reports citing Sputnik.
Ealrier on Saturday, the mayor of the city of Midland Jerry Morales said that the incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. local time, with two or even possibly three gunmen targeting motorists on Interstate 20 and Highway 191, which connects the city of Midland to the city Odessa.
“They are shooting at random [...] We have two fatalities and up to 20 injuries”, Morales said, cited by The New York Times.
Morales said earlier one of the gunmen had been wounded and apprehended. “One suspect is in custody. I’m not sure if he is alive”, Morales said, cited by The New York Times.
Netizens have shared alleged footage of the scene where a purported suspect was shot down.
According to the Midland Police Department, "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 reports of possible suspects".
At least three police officers were among the wounded, CBS said earlier.
Media reported earlier in the day, citing authorities, that at least 30 people were injured in connection with mass shooting in the cities of Odessa and Midland in Texas.