CBS News reports:
Law enforcement says there are multiple gunshot victims in an active shooter incident in west Texas.
Police say a suspect hijacked a U.S. mail carrier truck and is driving around Odessa shooting at random people. The suspect was last seen in the area of 38th and Walnut.
The Midland Police Department said in a Facebook post there may be two shooters in two separate vehicles. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin asked students to stay indoors.
The Independent reports:
At least 30 people have been shot in Odessa, Texas following an active shooter situation at a Home Depot store. The gunmen fled the scene in a gold-white toyota truck and a postal van, and are reportedly opening fire as they drive.
A police statement said: “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. The two vehicles in question are: gold/white small Toyota truck and a USPS Postal Van. Please stay away from these areas and stay indoors.”
Falcons: law enforcement in Midland and Odessa are working to locate and contain a shooter. Please stay in your dorm or office and do not open your doors. There were initial reports that the suspect was in east odessa. We will post here as soon as the situation is under control
— UT Permian Basin (@utpb) August 31, 2019
BREAKING: 30 people have been shot between Odessa & Midland Texas, police tell CBS News.
There are 2 suspect on the loose in 2 separate vehicles.
As of 5:05p EST today, per police:
10 victims shot in Midland
20 victims shot in Odessa
See below. pic.twitter.com/2Y4L5rggfo
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) August 31, 2019
DEVELOPING: A gunman is at large in a hijacked mail truck in Texas and “shooting at random people,” according to Odessa Police Department. There are “multiple gunshot victims,” police said. https://t.co/jdHsN3CCzA
— ABC News (@ABC) August 31, 2019
— Christopher (@StachedVillain) August 31, 2019
BREAKING: Police say that multiple people have been shot in the Odessa-Midland, Texas, area, by at least one shooter. People in the area are urged to stay indoors. pic.twitter.com/rOB9lzjqmI
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 31, 2019