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  1. MassGuy

    MassGuy The Monsters Ain’t the Ones Beneath the Bed

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    Gunman at large in hijacked mail truck, 'shooting at random people'

    A gunman is at large in a hijacked mail truck and "shooting at random people" in Odessa, Texas, police warned.

    Multiple people have been shot, said police.

    "Everyone is encouraged to get off the road and use extreme caution!" said Odessa police.

    The Midland Police Department said two suspected gunmen are believed to be at large, after reports of a shooter at a Home Depot in Odessa.

    "We believe there are two shooters in two separate vehicles. One suspect is believed to be at the Cinergy in Midland and the other is believed to be driving on Loop 250 in Midland," said Midland police. "The two vehicles in question are a gold/white small Toyota truck and a USPS postal van. Please stay away from these areas and stay indoors."


    Midland and Odessa are in West Texas, about 20 miles apart.
     
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    MassGuy The Monsters Ain’t the Ones Beneath the Bed

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    STAY INSIDE: Multiple active shooters reported in Midland, Odessa
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    ODESSA, Texas — UPDATE:Midland police say one suspect is in custody as of 4:45 p.m.

    ACTIVE SHOOTER REPORTED STAY INDOORS FOR BOTH cities

    Police confirm a second shooter is in the areas driving a stolen mail van.

    Midland police said one DPS trooper was injured.


    According to Midland police, the shooters were driving from Midland to Odessa on I-20 when they stopped and shot a DPS trooper, before traveling to Odessa.

    MPD believes the suspects traveled to Home Depot and switched vehicles to a stolen mail van and a small white Toyota truck.

    Several people have been injured including police and civilians. The suspects are reportedly shooting at anyone and everyone.

    DPS asks everyone to stay inside.
     
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    MassGuy The Monsters Ain’t the Ones Beneath the Bed

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    MassGuy The Monsters Ain’t the Ones Beneath the Bed

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    1 dead, at least 10 wounded in shootings in Odessa, Texas, police say - CNN

    (CNN)There is an active shooting situation going on in the area between the cities of Midland and Odessa, Texas, according to Devin Sanchez, a spokesman for the City of Odessa.

    There are 10 confirmed injuries, possibly up to 20 injured, Sanchez said. There is one person confirmed dead, he said. One of those shot is a law enforcement officer, but it is unclear if the officer is injured or dead, Sanchez said.

    Sanchez said there is a person in a gold Toyota driving around shopping centers and shooting people from his vehicle. The area is near 32nd and 191, on the east side of Odessa.
     
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    Anyone following scanner? I can't post and listen.
     
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    Oh no. Here we are again.:(
     
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    Odessa Shooting: Multiple Victims Reported | Heavy.com
    "The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning drivers to avoid I-20 in Odessa, Midland and Spring Spring. Midland Police confirmed that they are looking for a suspect who may be driving a gold or white-colored small Toyota truck. the person is believed to be armed with a rifle.

    A second suspect may be driving a U.S. Post Office vehicle, according to police. Midland Police shared that “one suspect is believed to be at the Cinergy in Midland and the other is believed to be driving on Loop 250 in Midland.”

    CBS7 reported that the multiple victims shot include at least one Texas state trooper. The City of Midland has said that a gunmen opened fire on an officer, before shooting at several other people."

    "The University of Texas in Odessa has also warned students via social media to get somewhere safe and stay there. The university posted at 4:42 p.m. ET, “Lock DownLock down in place. Officers are looking for suspect in shooting in the are of UTPB Campus. LOCK DOWN NOW.”
     
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    SandyQLS may your life be filled with armadillos

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    CBS7 livestream

    Livestream

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    ETA FYI heavy.com "Spring Spring" above typo should read: city of Big Spring.
     
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    MassGuy The Monsters Ain’t the Ones Beneath the Bed

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    I’m wondering if this is in fact one shooter, and not the reported two.

    There is always a great deal of confusion in these situations, and it usually winds up being a lone gunman.

    Someone who is moving around and changing vehicles, could easily add to the confusion.

    We’ll see.
     
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    MassGuy The Monsters Ain’t the Ones Beneath the Bed

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    Per cnn. Update soon from Odessa LE
     
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    I hope you are right about the one shooter! That is often the case, though my mind went to the father and son shooting duo a few years ago, though I think they both were in one car, not two, when they shot.

    What a terrifying incident - so many people drive without being tuned into the local news and wouldn't know to avoid the roads.

    jmo
     
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    I'm seeing news that there will be a 5:30 press conference.
     
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    MassGuy The Monsters Ain’t the Ones Beneath the Bed

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    The longer this goes on, and with no further reports of additional shootings; I think this is over.

    We have reports of an arrest, and things seem to have quieted down.

    Standard lone wolf I think.
     
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    Lore Listener So many crimes, so little time

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    Wow! Some kind of active situation on the CBS7 livestream--they just PULLED the anchors.

    ETA: Is their studio located IN Music City Mall? They seem to be witnessing people running in the mall and armed officers clearing the mall? And the anchors are under the desk?
     

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