Shooting suspect dead, at least 5 victims dead after 21 shot in Texas, authorities say
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via WGHP

ODESSA, Texas (WGHP) -- Authorities responded to a reported active shooting suspect in West Texas Saturday afternoon and five victims were killed, police say.

The suspected shooter, a man in his mid-thirties, was shot and killed, Midland police report.

At least five victims are dead and 21 shooting victims are injured, police say.

One of the people shot is a law enforcement officer, who is in surgery, and another is a DPS trooper, Midland Mayor Jerry Morales said.

CNN also reports that one of the victims is a 17-month-old child.

The suspect was driving one vehicle and at one point ditched it, taking over a United States Postal Service mail truck, Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said.

Morales said a Department of Public Safety officer pulled over a vehicle on an interstate highway Saturday.

"That's when he shot the officer and then took off and started shooting randomly," Morales said. "Everything happened after that."

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