There was another mass shooting in Odessa, Texas last Saturday afternoon.
** Check our previous coverage here.
Police shot and killed the shooter at a cinema parking lot.
#Breaking: Just in – Shocking video allegedly from #Midland in #Texas, of police officers shooting at one of the suspect who were driving from #Odessa to #Midland and shot at random places and people in the area. #US pic.twitter.com/nHsic0og71
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) August 31, 2019
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.
Police in Texas just revealed that the Odessa shooter had a criminal record. Sounding more and more likely that he was in possession of a gun illegally. A new gun law can’t stop a shooter if the shooter is already using a gun illegally.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 1, 2019
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.
Not only did the Odessa gunman have a criminal history…
…he also previously failed a gun purchase background check in Texas…
…& he didn’t go thru a background check for the gun he used in Odessa.
We must keep guns out of criminals’ hands. https://t.co/vgrqcHtBtF
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 2, 2019
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 from his job.
And now this…
The shooter Seth Ator had been calling the FBI and police “for years” and “leaving incoherent messages” before the mass shooting.
New info from Odessa on shooting and gunman Seth Ator👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
🔅Failed gun background check
🔅Called police during rampage, admitting to the shooting
🔅Most active shooting incidents last 6 mins, this one was over an hour
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— Mireya Villarreal (@ABCMireya) September 3, 2019