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MIDLAND TEXAS SHOOTING – Seven dead + gunman, 21 injured

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Shooter identified in West Texas shootings

CNN

Seth
Ator has been identified as the shooter involved in Saturday’s West
Texas shootings, according to multiple federal and local law
enforcement officials. During a news conference Sunday, Odessa Police
Chief Michael Gerke refused to name the shooter. “I’m not going
to give him any notoriety for what he did,” Gerke said. Ator,
36, was arrested in 2001 for criminal trespassing and evading arrest,
both misdemeanors, according to public records. Adjudication was
deferred, though the details of the case are not immediately
available. Ator’s record also includes a 2018 traffic citation for
a federal motor carrier safety violation, according to Ector County
court records. A LinkedIn account under Ator’s name said he was a
truck driver. A Facebook page under his name contained only one
publicly visible photo of the shooter posted in 2012, and the account
has since been removed.

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AP

The
death toll in a West Texas shooting rampage increased to seven Sunday
as authorities investigated why a man stopped by state troopers for
failing to signal a left turn opened fire on them and fled, shooting
more than 20 people as he drove before being killed by officers
outside a movie theater. Odessa police spokesman Steve LeSueur said
that at least one person who was shot remained in life-threatening
condition Sunday. Authorities say the gunman was a white male in his
30s, but police have not released a name or possible motive.

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THE
SUN.UK

A
TWIN baby girl is among 21 injured and five dead after a gunman shot
victims “at random” in Texas cities last night. Anderson
David, 17 months old, was hit in the face and chest with shrapnel in
the attack, and rushed to hospital. A mass shooter hijacked a mail
van and rampaged through Odessa and neighbouring Midland, injuring at
least three cops. Little Anderson’s mum, Kelby Giesler Davis, wrote
on a GoFundMe page: “Anderson is alive and that is a prayer
answered bigger than I’ve ever had to pray. “Her vitals are
good. She is being flown to Lubbock while we drive. Not getting to
fly with her is beyond painful. “Anderson is 17 months old, has
shrapnel in her right chest, which thank God is superficial. “She
has a hole through her bottom lip and tongue and her front teeth were
knocked out. She is alive when others today are not alive.

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