Another Saturday, another mass shooting in or around a bustling shopping center, this time in Odessa and Midland, West Texas.
In a wild shoot-out yesterday a gunman opened fire in and around West Texas shopping areas, got into a vehicle, shot at more people on East Loop 338 and I-20 roadways. He then stole a U.S. Postal Service vehicle and continued his shooting spree.
Five people were left dead as a result, and 21 injured during the attack. Seven of the wounded are in critical condition. A baby was one of the wounded. A school-aged child was killed.
The massacre stopped at a movie theatre where the police shot and killed the gunman.
On Saturday August 3, 2019, a gunman murdered 22 people and injured more than two dozen more at a busy Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.
I wrote this in April 2018 for an article on active shooter episodes for Property Casualty 360. How I wish I would have been proven wrong.
It can be read in its entirety here: https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2018/04/16/how-businesses-can-prepare-for-active-shooters/