Texas shootings: Random gun attacks leave five dead


At least five people have been killed and many more injured in the second mass shooting in the US state of Texas in a month. First to be shot was a policeman who stopped the gunman’s car between the cities of Midland and Odessa.

The gunman went on to shoot at numerous motorists and passers-by. At one point, he abandoned his car and stole a postal truck before continuing his spree.

He was shot dead by police at a cinema complex. The motive of the gunman, who was white and in his mid-30s, was unclear. Four weeks ago, 22 people were killed by a gunman in the Texan city of El Paso.

About 20 people were injured in this latest incident, three of them police officers – although the police said not all of them were shot. Some were cut by glass when their car windows were hit by bullets and shattered.


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