Odessa police said Sunday that only one shooter was involved in a shooting Saturday that killed at least seven people, injured more than 20 others
Gerke said he would not identify the suspected shooter publicly at the conference. “I am not going to give him any notoriety for what he did,” he added. The shooter’s identity will be provided at a later date.
Police said the suspected shooter has a criminal record and also died in the attack. Officials confirmed the shooter used an AR-style rifle.
A manhunt was underway for the suspected shooters and officers requested that the public avoid roadways. The suspects were shooting at random people, according to police. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shootings “senseless and cowardly,” according to a statement.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke were among several Democratic presidential candidates who spoke out after the shooting.
O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, made similar comments at a campaign stop in Virginia. “We do know that this is f****d up. We know that this has to stop in our country,” he told the audience. The Democrat reiterated those sentiments on CNN Sunday.
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