‘Words must be met with action,’ Odessa police say in update on shooting that killed 7, injured 20

Odessa police say the death toll in a West Texas shooting rampage is now seven after a man stopped by state troopers opened fire and fled, shooting people at random. Police later shot the gunman.

Odessa police spokesman Steve LeSueur said Sunday that at least one person remains in “life-threatening” condition. Authorities have said the gunman shot more than 20 people before being killed by officers outside a movie theater.

A 17-month-old child was injured in the shooting.

Police say the shooter was a white man in his 30s but have not released a name or possible motive.

The shooter hijacked a mail carrier truck on Saturday afternoon and fired at random as he drove in the area of Odessa and Midland.

Police say the victims range in ages from 15 to 50.

They also said they would not be identifying the shooter in a public forum.

Police said in a press conference Sunday afternoon there were multiple crime scenes.

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