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5 killed, 21 injured in Odessa shootings; suspect carjacked postal worker, police say

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At least five people were killed and 20 injured during multiple shootings in Midland and Odessa, Texas, according to authorities.
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At least five people were killed and 20 injured during multiple shootings in Midland and Odessa, Texas, according to authorities.

Five people were killed and at least 21 others were injured when they were shot Saturday in Odessa, Texas, law enforcement authorities said.

A male assailant was shot to death at Cinergy, a movie theater in Odessa, in an exchange of gunfire with a law enforcement officer, Odessa police Chief Michael Gerke said.

A 17-month-old who was shot in the face was among the victims, KWES-TV reported. A postal worker, the driver of a mail truck that the suspect carjacked, was also shot.

The suspect was a man in his mid-30s who was driving a sedan that a law enforcement officer stopped on Interstate 20 near Midland before the shootings, Gerke said.

Three law enforcement officers were among the victims, Gerke said.

The gunman was initially in a sedan and later carjacked a United States Postal Service truck and shot its driver, the Odessa American reported.

Authorities had not released the victims’ names or ages Saturday night.

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