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Multiple people shot after gunman hijacks mail truck, 'shooting people at random'; police kill suspect


Just four weeks after the El Paso tradedy

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Law enforcement in Texas said they have shot and killed a gunman they believe is responsible for shooting and injuring at least 20 people.

"It has been confirmed that the active shooter was shot and killed at the Cinergy in Odessa," the Midland Police Department said. "There is no active shooter at this time. All agencies are investigating reports of possible suspects."

Odessa Police said at a press conference that 21 civilians were injured and at least five others were killed.

Law enforcement said the gunman was a white man in his mid-30s. They did not immediately release additional information about the gunman. The motive is not yet known.

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Earlier Saturday, police said a suspect was arrested at the Midland Cinergy movie theater near I-20. CBS 7 reports two gunmen started shooting people together, then split up.

It is unclear if the suspect taken into custody at the Midland movie theater is connected to the shooter killed at the movie theater in Odessa.

Earlier Saturday, the Texas Department of Public Safety was urging the public to avoid I-20 in Odessa, Midland and Big Spring as authorities searched for two active shooters who shot several people, including a state police officer.

The Odessa Police Department said the "suspect just hijacked a U.S. mail carrier" and was "shooting at random people."

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