5 people killed, 21 injured in shooting in Texas - UPDATED

5 people killed, 21 injured in shooting in Texas - UPDATED
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At least five people were killed and 21 people injured on Saturday when a gunman in West Texas drove around shooting from his vehicle, APA reports citing CNN.

"We have at least 21 shooting victims and at least five deceased at this point time," Gerke said.

Earlier, the Breaking 911.com web portal reported that the shooting took place in several areas. Initially, the police assumed that the crimes were committed by two people moving in two cars, however, as Breaking 911 noted, it later turned out that there was one shooter. He was shot dead by the police, Gerke told CNN.

"He is a white male in his 3-s. I don’t have a positive identification on him. Yet, I have an idea who he is. I won’t release this information until we are absolutely positive," Gerke said.

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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, APA reports.

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, is unclear.

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