Shooting suspect dead, at least 5 victims dead after 21 shot in Texas, authorities say 08/31/2019 5:46 pm PDT Comments CNN 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." MORE: Shooting suspect dead, at least 5 victims dead after 21 shot in Texas, authorities say - WGHP #Texas #WGHP Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.