ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) — The Odessa Police Department will be holding a press conference at 12 p.m. on Sunday. We will share the press conference live on CBS7, the CBS7 Facebook Page and our Livestream.
A shooting left five people dead and many more injured in Odessa on Saturday.
Officials say the shooting started just after 3 p.m. when DPS Troopers tried to pull over a vehicle along I-20 at mile marker 131.
That’s when the driver reportedly pointed a rifle at the rear window of the car and began firing his weapon.
A DPS Trooper and civilians were shot on the interstate.
According to OPD, the suspect shot at civilians on East Loop 338 and I-20 before they stole a U.S. Postal Service vehicle and continued the shooting spree.
The shootings continued along State Highway 191 until the suspect stopped at the Cinergy Movie Theater.
At the theater, the suspect shot an Odessa police officer and a Midland police officer before he was killed.
A total of 21 people were injured in the shooting and five people were killed.
13 victims were taken to Medical Center Hospital for treatment. One of the victims passed away at the hospital. Another, a baby under the age of two, was transferred to another hospital for treatment.
Of the remaining victims, seven were in critical condition, two people were in serious condition and two were treated and released.
MCH states that its blood supply is okay.
The Odessa Regional Medical Center treated a total of six victims. Four have been released from the hospital while two remain in critical condition.
As of Sunday night officials have not released the names of any of the victims as they work to notify next of kin.
The suspect in the shooting has not been identified. Authorities say he was a white male in his 30s.
Officials have shared what you can do if you’re looking for friends and family following Saturday’s shooting.
A family reunification center has been established at the Ector County Annex building at 1010 East 8th Street in Odessa.
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