5 Killed, 21 Injured In Texas Shooting

5 Killed, 21 Injured In Texas Shooting

Another day another tragic gun shooting incident in the USA. At least 5 people have been killed and another 21 people injured when a 'white man' opened fire in Midland and Odessa in West Texas on Saturday night.

As per the Odessa Police Department's statement, the shooter shot dead a highway patrol officer when he was stopped by at around 3:17 PM. The attacker later drove into Odessa's 42nd street and opened fire on innocent victims. He also hijacked a postal van and drove to Midland to carry out another assault.

Eventually, the gunman, who was in his mid 30s, was shot dead by the Midland Police outside a Cinergy Cinema. This is the third deadliest shooting incident in the USA in August and 279th so far in 2019.

Earlier, this month, mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, resulted in the death of 31 innocent civilians, while injuring nearly 50 people. These successive assaults have once again brought activists against gun violence to pressurize the Trump government for a strict law.