Published: Wed, September 04, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Death toll from West Texas shooting spree rises to 7, 22 wounded

Death toll from West Texas shooting spree rises to 7, 22 wounded

31, a suspect opened fire on officers and drivers on the I-20 in Texas after being pulled over by Odessa Troopers for a traffic violation.

Updated at three:22 p.m. ET The demise toll from a mass capturing performed by way of a gunman within the West Texas towns of Midland and Odessa has risen from 5 to seven, and 22 others stay injured, officers mentioned on Sunday.

The infant, Anderson Davis, was hit by bullet fragments, which punctured a hole through her bottom lip and tongue, and left her bottom teeth knocked out, according to the child's mother.

"My aunt prayed for protection before she was murdered in a courthouse shooting". She said he is recovering. "She is being flown to Lubbock while we drive".

"That's a conversation we're having as an interagency team with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the Office of Management and Budget, to see what the right resource level is going forward, to make sure we can continue our very strong focus on the global terrorism threat and prevention level we've achieved but also make sure we're balancing that out with effective efforts on domestic terrorism as well", McAleenan added.

Leyva said as the girl died, she pleaded: "Help me, help me".

An online fund-raising campaign to cover medical expenses had raised $140,705 as of Sunday afternoon. "YES to praying that God would transform the hearts of people with evil intent".

"We are praying for this lovely little girl and her family from neighboring El Paso". Democrats and Republicans have expressed support for such steps, though Democrats say they do not go far enough.

Authorities have said the shooter was known to police and lived locally. He then began shooting at random residents and motorists.

Gerke said there were still no answers pointing to a motive for the chaotic rampage, which began Saturday afternoon when Texas state troopers tried pulling over a gold vehicle on Interstate 20 for failing to signal a left turn.

There were at least five deceased and 21 injured in the shooting, Gerke said.

In a statement on Facebook, Odessa police named the gunman as Seth Aaron Ator, 36, of Odessa.

Authorities said a man armed with an "AR-type weapon" was killed by police just moments before heading toward a crowded movie theater, preventing what investigators said could have been an even deadlier rampage. Seven people were killed, according to Odessa Police PIO Steven LeSueur. Located in the Permian Basin, it is an oil industry center.

"I say NO to "red flag" pre-crime laws".

McConnell reiterated to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that the Senate would not be holding another series of test votes on firearm measures that have no chance of being signed into law.

He said that he and Trump had spoken about the shooting and that the administration remains "absolutely determined to work with leaders in both parties and the Congress to take such steps so that we can address and confront this scourge of mass atrocities". "It's time for us to come together and love on those who need our love that have lost friends and family".

While outside the White House on Sunday, the president told reporters that his team is "looking at a lot of different bills, ideas, concepts", but also pointed out to them that "it's been going on for a long while, background checks".

In the aftermath of the El Paso shooting, Abbott convened a commission of lawmakers, activists and law enforcement to discuss possible responses.

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