At least 5 dead, 21 injured in West Texas shooting after traffic stop

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At least five people have been killed and many more injured 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 spree.

He was shot dead by police at a cinema complex.

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

About 20 people were injured - three of them police officers - in this latest incident of gun violence in America, although the police say not all of them were shot. Some may have been cut by glass as their car windows shattered when they were hit by bullets.

Odessa's Medical Center Hospital said a child under the age of two was among those being treated there. Seven of its other patients are in a serious condition.

Police said Saturday's incident began at just after 15:00 local time (20:00 BST) after two Texas Department of Public Safety officers pulled over a vehicle on a Midland highway.

The driver then opened fire on the officers and, after driving away, began shooting at other people in several locations.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement that he was "horrified to see such a senseless act".

In another statement, the state's Governor Greg Abbott said: "We will not allow the Lone Star State to be overrun by hatred and violence. We will unite, as Texans always do, to respond to this tragedy."

In a tweet, US President Donald Trump said he was being kept informed about the shootings in Texas.

Later, Vice President Mike Pence said he and the Trump administration "remain absolutely determined to work with leaders in both parties in Congress to take steps that we can address and confront this scourge of mass atrocity in our country".

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  • Ravi Sunday, 01 September 2019 11:27 AM

    Just imagine this kind of mass killings are happening in third world countries, the West would have officially classified the third world as subhumans.

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 02 September 2019 09:26 AM

    Has Sri Lanka managed to govern itself since independence?

    Anmanpan Sunday, 01 September 2019 12:42 PM

    This is the result of having a racist as a leader. Sri Lankans too should be vary about this. We should not select racist to lead our lovely country.

    Andrew Silva Monday, 02 September 2019 08:49 AM

    There they go again with their favourite past time. Don't the Amaricans love killing.


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