Five people were killed and 21 others injured in a mass shooting in and around the cities of Odessa and Midland, Texas, on Saturday afternoon (August 31).
Police confirmed that the shooter, a white man in his mid-30s who opened fire, was shot and killed in a gunfight with police at the Cinergy movie theater in Odessa.
The shooter was firing at random from his car, hitting multiple people, including several law enforcement officers and a 17-month-old girl, police said.
The first of the shootings began with a traffic stop by a Texas Department of Public Safety officer just after 3 p.m. local time, authorities said. The officer stopped a gold Honda with a traffic violation, according to police.
But after the vehicle came to a stop, the officer was shot, officials said.
The suspect fled along I-20 toward Odessa, and kept shooting at people in multiple locations, authorities said. When he got to 42nd Street, he struck several more people.