Officials report 8 dead, 21 injured in Odessa, Midland mass shootings


ODESSA (KFDX/KJTL) — Officials are reporting eight are dead and at least 21 injured in the mass shooting coming out of west Texas in Midland and Odessa.

The Odessa Police Department Public Information Officer released this information at a press conference to update the public on the situation.

Officials with the Midland Police Department have reported an active shooter situation in an Odessa Home Depot Saturday afternoon.

There is no word on injuries at this time, but we have reached out to our sister station in Abilene as well as the Midland Police Department for information.

On their Facebook page, Midland PD officials said they believe there are two shooters in two separate vehicles.

According to the post, “one suspect is believed to be at the Cinergy in Midland and the other is believed to be driving on Loop 250 in Midland. The two vehicles in question are gold/white small Toyota truck and a USPS Postal Van. Please stay away from these areas and stay indoors.”

Officials with the Odessa Police Department posted on Facebook and said one of two possible suspects is driving around Odessa shooting at random people. At this time there are multiple gunshot victims.

Officials have advised staying clear of the area and staying indoors.

UT Permian Basin campus is on lockdown at this moment and officials are urging students to stay inside.

Several GoFundMe fundraisers have been set up for the families affected by the shooting. One such fundraiser is for Texas State Trooper Chuch Pryor who was shot during the incident.

For more information on that fundraiser or to donate, click here.

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