Odessa Mass Shooter Failed Background Check, Was Illegal Gun Owner — Called Both FBI and Police Before Shooting

There was an active shooter in Odessa, Texas on Saturday afternoon.

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Police shot and killed the shooter at a cinema parking lot.

20 people were injured in the shooting.
Seven people were killed.

36-year-old Seth Ator, a resident of Odessa, Texas was named as the assailant on Sunday nearly 24 hours after the shooting.
He opened fire on state troopers during a traffic stop.


The shooter had a criminal record.

Governor Greg Abbott called for keeping weapons “out of criminals’ hands” in a tweet on Monday.
He noted the Odessa shooter had failed a background check.

Seth Ator’s neighbor said he was aggressive and violent.

UPDATE– The gunman called both the FBI and police before the shooting after he was fired.

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