SPREE AND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CONNECTION WITH EACH OTHER. SO CLEARLY, POLICE ARE LOOKING AT THIS RIGHT NOW TO TRY TO PUT — IF THEY HAVE SOMEONE IN CUSTODY, THEY’RE GOING TO TRY AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE TO MAKE THAT CONNECTION TO THE OTHER PERSON SO THEY CAN MITIGATE THIS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. >>PAUL VIOLA, CBS NEWS SECURITY ANALYST, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US, PAUL. >>MY PLEASURE. >>>WELL, OFFICIALS IN ODESSA, TEXAS, WILL BE HOLDING A NEWS CONFERENCE AT 5:30 LOCAL TIME. THAT’S 6:30 EASTERN. WE’RE GOING TO BRING THAT TO YOU LIVE. WE’LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AND BRING YOU UPDATES. WE TURN TO OUR CBS AFFILIATE, KUSA. >>THEY ARE TELLING FOLKS TO STAY INDOORS. IN FACT, IN THAT NEWS RELEASE I WAS JUST READING YOU FROM FACEBOOK FROM THE MID- PLANNED POLICE DEPARTMENT, THEY SAY THERE ARE REPORTS OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTING. PLEASE STAY INSIDE. PUBLIC AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, STAY AWAY FROM THE AREA. STAY IN YOUR HOMES IS THE INFORMATION THEY’RE WANTING PEOPLE TO KNOW THIS AFTERNOON, JUST TO STAY SAFE. FOLKS STILL HERE AT MUSIC CITY MALL THAT ARE IN THE MALL. THEY CAN’T GET OUT. MANY OF THE STORES HERE HAVE CLOSED. WE DO KNOW THAT ODESSA MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL IS LOCKED DOWN. THE ER IS LOCKED DOWN. NOT SURE ABOUT THE REST OF THE HOSPITAL THERE. WE BELIEVE MID-LAND MEMORIAL IS ALSO LOCKED DOWN. JACOB, WE’VE GOT A LOT OF REPORTERS OUT, TRYING TO PIECE TOGETHER SOME OF THIS AS WELL SO WE BRING YOU THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION WE CAN CONFIRM. ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONFIRM WITH SHANE BATTIS OVER NEAR SYNERGY AND ODESSA WAS ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. >>WE’RE EXPECTING SOME MORE INFORMATION SHORTLY. WE’RE WAITING ON CREWS. WE HAVE SHANE BATTIS, ALEX WITH US ALL OUT WORKING TO GET INFORMATION AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE. IT’S A VERY BUSY EMERGENCY ROOM. THERE’S AN AMBULANCE SITTING IN THE STREET ALONG FIFTH STREET. WE’RE ALSO GETTING SOME NEW VIDEO FROM ALEX SYNERGY ODESSA, SHOWING A POLICE PRESENCE THERE. WE’RE LOOKING AT VIDEO WE’VE JUST GOTTEN IN. ONE OF THOSE CHRYSLER VANS PULLED OVER. POLICE SURROUNDING IT, AND TRYING TO — IT LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE DETAINING A SUSPECT, WHICH WE CAN SAY SOMEONE WAS ARRESTED AT SYNERGY AND ODESSA. SO IT COULD BE THAT ONE. STILL LOOKING FOR THE TOYOTA VEHICLE, THE GOLDEN LIGHT TOYOTA VEHICLE. THAT IS THE SUSPECT VEHICLE. LOOKING FOR SOME MORE INFORMATION AS WE SEE THAT. WE’RE TRYING TO GET A LOCATION ON THIS. WE WERE SEEING — >>SOMETHING NEAR THEIR HOUSE. >>THEY’RE NOT EXACTLY SAYING. I DO KNOW THAT DOMINOES HAS REACHED OUT VIA THE PHONE. SECOND STREET AND KELLY IS THE UPDATE I’VE GOT. ALSO DOMINO’S SAYS THEY ARE SHUT DOWN, SO AS ARE A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES. YOU MAY NOTICE THAT PLACES YOU WANT TO GO TO ARE SHUT DOWN, AND THAT IS ALL IN PRECAUTION. THEY’RE URGING PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY, TO GO BACK TO YOUR HOME, TO STAY WHERE YOU ARE, TO BE SAFE UNTIL THIS IS ALL WRAPPED UP. AGAIN, SOMETHING WE NEVER THOUGHT WOULD HAPPEN IN THE ODESSA MID-LAND AREA, BUT APPARENTLY IT DID. WE DON’T KNOW THE REASON BEHIND IT. OKAY. >>NEW INFORMATION. WE’RE GETTING — ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” THEY ARE CONFIRMING TWO DEAD IN THIS ALLEGED ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION. IT MEANS WE HAVE TO REPORT “NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING, TOO, IN THIS SHOOTING >>THEY ARE ATTRIBUTING TO THAT JERRY MORALES SAYING THAT IS IT. SO AGAIN, THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HEARING. SOMEONE ELSE TELLING TELLING ME THE POLICE SCANNER SAYING SHOTS FIRED AT DILLARD’S. JACOB JOINING US. TELL US WHERE YOU ARE, AND WHAT’S GOING ON WHERE YOU ARE. >>Reporter: SO I’M AT THE MCH FACILITY ON THE 191, HEADED IN FOR MID-LAND. STATE TROOPERS, MID-PLANNED POLICE HERE. THEY’RE SAYING IT WAS INSIDE OF THE MCH FACILITY. OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT. FROM HERE, FROM THIS PARKING LOT, YOU CAN SEE THE SYNERGY OVER ACROSS THE LAKE FOR BNS, ALL THE REAL ESTATE OF — — MULTIPLE AMBULANCES, MULTIPLE FIRE TRUCKS AS WELL. A WHITE VAN, IT IS BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF THE SUSPECT VEHICLES HERE, AND WITH STATE POLICE HERE. THEY TOLD ME, OVER THERE, THE SUSPECT WAS SHOT. WOULD NOT SAY WHAT CONDITION THE SUSPECT IS IN. THEY SAID THE SUSPECT WAS SHOT OVER THERE BEHIND THE SYNERGY. THREE OFFICERS SHOT OVER HERE IN THIS AREA AS WELL. HE TOLD ME, THEY SAID ONE MTD, ONE OPD, ALSO SOMEONE WITH ONE OF THESE — WITH THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. THAT’S WHAT WE KNOW IS GOING ON HERE. REALLY A CRAZY SCENE. LOT OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES. THEY’VE GOT IT ROPED OFF. THEY WANT US TO MOVE BACK, MOVE BACK ALL THE WAY TO THE ROAD INSTEAD OF BEING IN THE PARKING LOT. I’M STAYING HERE CLOSE. >>ALL RIGHT. JACOB GOING IN AND OUT, BUT HE’S REPORTING THAT OFFICIALS THERE, HE’S AT SYNERGY, IS THAT CORRECT? >>YEAH. >>HE’S REPORTING THAT THREE OFFICERS WERE SHOT. HE’S SAYING A MIDLANDS ODESSA AND PERHAPS ANOTHER AGENCY. HE DIDN’T STATE THE EXTENT OF INJURIES. WE DON’T REALLY KNOW. ”THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED. THEY CITED JERRY MORALLESS. THIS IS ACCORDING TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” IS COMING IN. SHANE BATTIS REPORTING AT SYNERGY, ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. THAT ONE PERSON WAS REPORTEDLY SHOT. >>REPORTEDLY SO. IT’S STILL WORKING TO BE CONFIRMED. HOPING IN THE NEXT 20 MINUTES TO GET SOME NEW INFORMATION FROM THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT AS WE WORK TO GATHER THE LATEST INFORMATION. WE ARE GETTING REPORTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF ODESSA, INCLUDING THE 1200 BLOCK OF ALPINE. WE’RE TRYING TO GET YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. USPS VANS BELIEVED TO BE INVOLVED, WHICH WE HAVE VIDEO FROM ODESSA AS WELL AS A GOLD AND WHITE TOYOTA. THAT IS A SUSPECT VEHICLE AS WELL. NOW, AGAIN, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING JERRY MORAL ITS REPORTING TWO WERE KILLED IN THIS SITUATION. TWENTY PEOPLE INJURED. A TROOPER ALSO SHOT. MENTIONED ODESSA POLICE INVOLVED IN THIS SITUATION AS WELL. MID-LAND MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL, ODESSA REGION CENTER BOTH ON LOCK DOWN. WE CAN SAY PROBABLY THIS WOULD AFFECT THE PERMON BASIN FAIR GOING ON AT THE CLIMB. EVERYONE IS URGED TO STAY INDOORS ON THIS VERY BUSY DAY, LABOR DAY WEEKEND. WE’RE TRYING TO WORK IT, TRYING TO GET YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION. WE HAVE CREWS WORKING HARD IN THE FIELD, VERY SAFE, TO TRY TO GET YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION. WE’RE HOPING TO GET SOME NEW UPDATES SOON. >>LET’S BACKTRACK JUST SO YOU KNOW. SO WE’RE GETTING REPORTS FROM THE CITY OF ODESSA IS THAT 20 PEOPLE WERE INJURED. ”THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING THAT TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD. THAT IS ACCORDING TO JERRY MORALES. WITH DON’T KNOW WHO THOSE PEOPLE ARE. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF INJURIES ON THOSE INJURED. WE KNOW A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN LOCKED DOWN. THERE ARE REPORTS OF SHOTS FIRED AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND TOWN. WE CANNOT DETERMINE ALL THOSE OR CANNOT VERIFY ALL THOSE. WE WILL BE GETTING A NEWS CONFERENCE AT 5:30, AND HOPEFULLY GETTING MORE INFORMATION AS TO PERHAPS WHERE WE ARE IN THIS INVESTIGATION. ARE BOTH IN CUSTODY? WE DON’T REALLY KNOW. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD BY OUR REPORTER, WHO IS AT SYNERGY, THAT ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY OVER NEAR SINER JOY, AND HE ALSO REPORTED THAT IT APPEARED THREE OFFICERS MAY HAVE BEEN SHOT. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THAT. SO THIS IS STILL QUITE CHAOTIC. WE’RE GETTING A LOT OF PICTURES OF ACTIVE SCENES THROUGHOUT TOWN. SO KEEP IN MIND THIS WAS A VERY RANDOM. THIS HAPPENED AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS. THERE ARE OFFICERS THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, FROM VARIOUS AGENCIES. THERE ARE ACTIVE SCENES IN A LOT OF PLACES. SO YOU MAY PASS ONE OF THOSE. IT’S PROBABLY BEST THAT YOU STAY INDOORS, KEEP IT RIGHT HERE ON CBS 7. WE WILL, OF COURSE, KEEP YOU UP TO DATE AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION. WE ARE AWAITING A NEWS CONFERENCE AT 5:30, WHERE PERHAPS WE CAN GET MORE ANSWERS TO OUR QUESTIONS. AND YOU ALSO CAN GET THOSE ANSWERED AS TO WHAT’S GOING ON. >>ABSOLUTELY. AND OF COURSE, ODESSA POLICE SHARING SOME INFORMATION AS WELL ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE, WRITING OF A DIRE SITUATION, SAYING THE SUSPECT — THEY WERE SAYING THEY WERE DRIVING AROUND, RANDOMLY SHOOTING PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF ODESSA. THEY WERE SAYING ONE OF THE SUSPECTS DID HEALTH CARE THE USPS VAN. THAT IS SOMETHING THE CITY OF ODESSA IS SAYING. THEY WERE LAST SEEN IN THE AREA OF 38th AND WALNUT. WE DID SEE IT IN A VIDEO JUST A WHILE AGO THEY WERE POSSIBLY PUT INTO CUSTODY. THAT COULD BE THE VEHICLE THAT WAS PUT INTO — THAT THE DRIVER WAS PUT INTO CUSTODY. ODESSA SYNERGY IS THE POINT OF — HAD THE POLICE PRESENCE GOING ON NOW. THAT IS FROM THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT. USE EXTREME CAUTION, OF COURSE, AS THIS IS STILL A VERY ACTIVE SITUATION. WE ARE GETTING SOME NEW — >>OKAY. WE ARE TOLD THAT THAT NEWS CONFERENCE AT 5:30 COULD BE DELAYED. I BELIEVE WE’RE ALSO TOLD THAT DPS IS TAKING OVER THIS INVESTIGATION. SO THIS IS STILL VERY ACTIVE. WE WERE RECEIVING SOME INFORMATION FROM DPS EARLIER. THEY HAVE SINCE STOPPED GIVING US INFORMATION AT THIS TIME. SO NO DOUBT INVOLVED IN THIS SITUATION. WE GOT SOME PICTURES IN FROM OUR REPORTER AT MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL, SHOWING A NUMBER OF POLICE VEHICLES, A NUMBER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES AT THE HOSPITAL. WE KNOW THE EMERGENCY ROOM HAS BEEN LOCKED DOWN. PEOPLE IN THE WAITING ROOM, I WAS TOLD — THEY WERE EXPECTING A NUMBER OF FOX TO BE TREATED, THAT IF THEY WEREN’T THERE FOR SERIOUS SITUATIONS, THAT THEY WERE PROBABLY GOING TO BE THERE FOR AWHILE. SO VERY ACTIVE SCENES, AND THE PRESS CONFERENCE, AGAIN,, WE WERE TOLD WOULD BE AT THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 5:30. WE’RE NOW BEING TOLD THAT MAY BE DELAYED, SO THEY MUST STILL BE TRYING TO GET TOGETHER ALL THAT INFORMATION. THIS HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE. UPB ON LOCK DOWN FOR THE CAMPUS, THE STUDENTS THAT ARE THERE, FOR ANYONE ON THE CAMPUS. THE ER AT MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL WE KNOW A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES AROUND 42nd STREET, SOME OF YOUR MAJOR THOROUGHFARES HAVE BEEN LOCKED DOWN AS WELL. >>THEY HAVE BEEN. THIS IS ALL VERY TELLING OF A VERY FLUID SITUATION, AN EVOLVING SITUATION AS WE CONTINUOUSLY, AS WE’VE BEEN ON THE AIR THE LAST 0 MINUTES OR SO, WE’VE BEEN GETTING SEVERAL UPDATES. ONE PERSON HAS BEEN ARRESTED OUT OF THIS. TWO SUSPECTS THEY WERE ORIGINALLY LOOKING FOR. THE LATEST INFORMATION, HOPEFULLY AROUND 5:30, BUT IT COULD BE DELAYED AS WE WERE GETTING SOME NEW INFORMATION. DPS, SOMETHING TO NOTE IN THIS SITUATION, DPS HAS TAKEN OVER THIS INVESTIGATION INTO THIS ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION, WHICH IS WHAT IT IS BEING CLASSIFIED BY THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT. THIS ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION HAS BEEN TURNED OVER TO DPS. NO WORD ON WHY THEY TOOK OVER THE INVESTIGATION. WE’RE GOING TO ASK THOSE QUESTIONS, SEE IF WE CAN GET ANSWERS TO THAT. OUR CREWS HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD TO GET THE INFORMATION. THIS IS WHY IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO STAY HOME, STAY IN PLACE, AS THE CITY HAS ISSUED THAT PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENT TO STAY INDOORS, GET YOUR FAMILY INDOORS, ESPECIALLY AS PEOPLE ARE OUT ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND. THE MALL HAS CLEARED OUT HERE. SOME OF THEM ARE SHELTERED IN PLACE HERE. WE’VE HEARD MID-BEYOND LAND PARK MALL, THE SAME THING. NO WORD ON IF THEY ARE DOING A PRECAUTIONARY LOCK DOWN. PERMON BASIN FAIRWAY I ASSUME WOULD BE YOU SHOULD SOME SORT OF PRECAUTIONARY LOCK DOWN OF SOME SORT, BUT WE HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THAT AT ALL. WE IMAGINE IT WOULD BE IMPACTED BY THIS AS PEOPLE ARE URGED TO STAY INDOORS AT THE CLIMB. THE FOCAL POINT RIGHT NOW THAT WE ARE FOCUSING ON IS THE ODESSA SYNERGY, WHERE THEY SAID ONE PERSON WAS ARRESTED. THAT IS WHERE WE HAVE OUR CREW LOCATED. APPARENTLY WE’RE GETTING REPORTS FROM A VIEWER THAT THEY HAD US OVER AT THE SYNERGY, WHERE WE’RE FOCUSING ON NOW. THEY HAD PEOPLE INSIDE GET ON THE FLOOR. THIS IS A REPORT FROM A VIEWER, SAYING THEY HAD THEM ON THE FLOOR EARLIER. THIS IS NOT JUST NOW. THEY WERE TRYING — AND AFTERWARDS, THEY HAD THEM EVACUATE, ONCE IT WAS SECURE. WE’RE STILL WORKING TO CONFIRM ALL OF THIS INFORMATION. WE’RE GETTING BITS AND PIECES, TRYING TO PIECE THEM TOGETHER. DON’T WANT TO GIVE YOU FALSE INFORMATION. WE’RE ONLY GIVING THINGS WE KNOW THAT ARE CONFIRMED UP WE’RE GIVING BITS AND PIECES FROM OUR CREWS ON THE FIELD. CBS7.COM ALWAYS UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION, A GOOD RESOURCES AND TOOL IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS. >>ALL RIGHT. SO WE’RE KIND OF IN THE DARK RIGHT NOW AS FAR AS EXACTLY HOW THIS HAPPENED, HOW THIS STARTED, WHY IT SPREAD OUT TO THE PLACES IT DID, WHY THERE WERE 20 PEOPLE SHOT AND INJURED, WHY TWO PEOPLE ARE REPORTEDLY DEAD. AGAIN, THAT IS ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” WHO REPORTED THAT FROM JERRY ROUSE. WE HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO THE MAYOR OURSELVES. WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING THEY ARE LISTENING TO SCANNER TRAFFIC, AND THEY ARE GETTING INFORMATION ON DESCRIPTIONS OF THESE GUYS. ONE PERSON WAS SAYING THE GUY BEHIND SYNERGY HAD CERTAIN TATTOOS, WAS WEARING CERTAIN CLOTHING. WE KNOW ONE PERSON AT SYNERGY WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. WE ARE ALSO GETTING VIDEO OF FOLKS SHOWING POLICE MAKING OR AT LEAST SHOOTING AT VEHICLES. SO WE DON’T KNOW REALLY KNOW. WE CAN’T PIECE TOGETHER EXACTLY. WE’RE GIVING YOU A LOT OF INFORMATION BASED ON WHAT WE KNOW, AND IT’S VERY LIMITED NOW. SO WE’RE GOING TO KEEP LETTING YOU KNOW THAT. WE WANT YOU TO — WE WANT TO URGE YOU TO STAY INSIDE. IF YOU DON’T NEED TO BE OUT, DON’T BE OUT AT THIS TIME UNTIL WE KNOW THIS SITUATION IS CONTROLLED. TWENTY PEOPLE, WE’RE TOLD, WERE INJURED. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THOSE INJURIES. WE KNOW THEY ARE HEADED TO THE HOSPITALS. WE DON’T KNOW WHICH HOSPITALS. I WAS TOLD MEDICAL CENTER WAS GOING TO RECEIVE A NUMBER OF PATIENTS. THAT ER IS LOCKED DOWN. THIS IS STILL CONSIDERED VERY ACTIVE. PLACES YOU MAY BE WANTING TO HEAD LATER MAY BE SHUT DOWN, SO KEEP THAT IN MIND. THIS IS STILL SOMETHING UNTIL WE GET MORE INFORMATION THAT WE CAN PASS ON TO YOU. SO JUST KNOW WE’RE GOING TO GIVE YOU WHAT WE CAN AT THIS TIME. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THIS INFORMATION EARLIER, BUT WE WANT TO KEEP REITERATING WHAT WE KNOW AT THIS TIME. WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF INFORMATION WE WANT TO FILTER AND MAKE SURE THAT’S THE RIGHT INFORMATION BEFORE WE PASS IT ALONG. >>EXACTLY. SPEAKING OF, WE WERE GETTING A SMALL BRIEF STATEMENT FROM MID-LAND HOSPITAL SAYING THEY HAVE CONFIRMED HOSPITAL ON LOCK DOWN, BUT THEY ARE TREATING PATIENTS THAT ARRIVE. JUST A BRIEF STATEMENT ISSUED ON FACEBOOK BY MID-LAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AS THIS SITUATION IS ONGOING. TWENTY PEOPLE SHOT, TWO KILLED ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” CITING MAYOR JERRY MORALES. TWO PEOPLE ALLEGEDLY KILLED IN THIS SITUATION BETWEEN ODESSA AND MID-LAND. WE ARE NOT SURE WHERE THEY WERE KILLED. WE DON’T HAVE INFORMATION ON THAT AS OF NOW. AGAIN, WE’RE WORKING TO GET YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION. PLEASE AVOID THE ROADS. POLICE ARE STILL APPARENTLY SEARCHING FOR ONE OF THE SUSPECTS, AS THE OTHER ONE MIGHT BE IN CUSTODY. WE’RE SAYING SOMEONE IS IN CUSTODY AT THE ODESSA SYNERGY. ODESSA POLICE SAID ONE OF THEM HIJACKED A USPS VAN IN THIS. THEY ARE SAYING THAT IS HOW THEY GOT AHOLD OF THAT VAN, WHICH WE SAW IN A VIDEO AT SYNERGY ODESSA. WE CAN SAY THAT WAS THE SUSPECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. BUT THEY DID HIJACK IT. THEY ARE CALLING IT AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION, WHICH IS WHY THEY ARE URGING YOU TO STAY INDOORS, WHICH IS WHY THEY ARE SAYING STAY OFF ODESSA JUST AS A PRECAUTION. MULTIPLE AGENCIES HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS, ODESSA POLICE, MID-LAND SHERIFF’S OFFICE. NOW WE HAVE WORD THAT DPS HAS TAKEN OVER THIS ENTIRE ACTIVE SHOOTER INVESTIGATION. WE’RE GETTING SEVERAL MESSAGES FROM YOU OUR VIEWERS AND FROM SEVERAL OFFICIALS. WE’RE WAITING ON WORD AROUND THE HALF HOUR, 5:30, MAYBE A LITTLE MORE. IT’S BEEN PUSHED A LITTLE BIT. THE PRESS CONFERENCE. WE HAVE WORD THAT IT MIGHT BE DELAYED BECAUSE OF THIS RAPIDLY EVOLVING SITUATION, BECAUSE OF THIS ARREST THAT HAS COME IN. SO MANY NEW DETAILS THAT HAVE BEEN CONDENSED AND GIVEN IN THE CORRECT MANNER. THAT’S ALL WE HAVE NOW. WE’RE STILL WORKING TO GATHER MORE INFORMATION. >>ABOUT AND HOUR AGO, ODESSA POLICE HAVE POSTED — WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS MAIL TRUCK. THEY WERE SAYING THAT A SUSPECT HIJACKED A MAIL CARRIER TRUCK, SEEN IN THE AREA OF 38th AND WALNUT. WE NOW KNOW THAT THAT VEHICLE WAS FOUND NEAR THE ODESSA SYNERGY. SO WE CAN ONLY ASSUME THAT THAT IS THAT PERSON THAT WAS IN TOWN. THEY ARE URGING PEOPLE TO STAY OFF THE ROAD, TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES. COMING INTO THE STATION HERE, THERE WERE A LOT OF POLICE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE. THEY WERE STANDING IN THE STREETS. THEY WERE IN THE MEDIANS OF 191. SO THIS HAD THE RESOURCES OF A NUMBER OF AGENCIES. THERE WERE MID-PLANNED POLICE. THERE WERE DPS, SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, A PER OF FOLKS WHO WERE OUT WITH THIS. SO SOME OF THIS IS COMING OUT AS TO MAYBE PROGRAMS SOME OF THE FOLKS THAT THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR. THAT MAIL TRUCK, WE HAD VIDEO EARLIER, IF YOU SAW IN OUR REPORT FROM SHANE BATTIS, THERE WAS A WHITE MAIL TRUCK THAT WAS SEEN IN THERE. SO WE ASSUME THAT WAS THE PERSON THAT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT THE SYNERGY IN ODESSA. SO JUST TO CLARIFY. >>YES, BECAUSE EARLIER — EARLIER IN THE AFTERNOON, WE HAD GOTTEN INFORMATION FROM MID-LAND POLICE THAT POSSIBLY SYNERGY MID-LAND WAS THE POINT OF THIS INVESTIGATION. BUT IT IS NOT. WANT TO REITERATE. SYNERGY ODESSA IS WHERE POLICE ARE LOCATED, WHERE THEY HAVE MADE AN ARREST IN THIS INVESTIGATION. TWENTY PEOPLE HURT, TWO PEOPLE KILLED APPARENTLY BY “THE NEW YORK TIMES’S” REPORTING, CITING MAYOR JERRY MORAL ELSE. WE HAVE REPORTS A TROOPER WAS SHOUT ON THE LANES OF INTERSTATE 20 BETWEEN MID-LAND AND ODESSA, ADDING TO THE JURIES. úWE’RE WORKING TO G LATEST INFORMATION. WE HAVE CREWS REPORTING A VERY BUSY EMERGENCY ROOM. WE HAVE SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES ON FIFTH STREET IN FRONT OF MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE EMERGENCY ROOM. SEVERAL OF THEM ON 42nd STREET ON THE WAY IN. SEVERAL AMBULANCES GOING CODE 3 UP AND DOWN THE STREETS, INCLUDING SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES, WHICH IS CREATING A VERY VOLATILE TRAFFIC SITUATION. 42nd STREET NOT THE PLACE TO BE AT ALL. INTERSTATE 20 SAME THING. PART OF THE INVESTIGATION. AND OBVIOUSLY HIGHWAY191, RIGHT OFF OF WHERE SYNERGY IS IS WHERE AN ARREST WAS MADE WITH POSSIBLY AT USPS VEHICLE. TOYOTA, GOLDEN WHITE SEDAN. THAT IS SOMETHING WE HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THEY HAVE FOUND THE SUSPECT. WE HAVE SEEN A VIDEO OF A GOLD SEDAN, BUT WE HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THAT IS THE SUSPECT. WE’LL OF COURSE GATHER THAT INFORMATION HOPEFULLY AS WE GET IT IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES OR SO AT A PRESS CONFERENCE. >>WE WANT TO REITERATE THIS IS STILL AN ACTIVE SCENE. WE HAVE NOT BEEN TOLD THIS IS OVER. SO WE WANT YOU TO KNOW WE ARE GOING TO STAY ON. WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO GET THE INFORMATION WE CAN, AND GET IT TO YOU. AS WE KNOW, WE HAVE CREWS OUT AND ABOUT. WE HAVE A CREW AT MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL WHERE THAT ER IS SHUT DOWN, AND THEY ARE EXPECTING A NUMBER OF THE FOLKS WHERE INJURED TO BE TAKEN THERE. WE DID RECEIVE A BRIEF STATEMENT FROM MID-LAND MEMORIAL, SAYING THEY WERE ACCEPTING PATIENTS IN THE ER, BUT OTHERWISE, THAT ER IS SHUT DOWN, AND SO AS ARE A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES. WITH KNOW ONE PERSON HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. WE KNOW THAT, BECAUSE THAT WAS CONFIRMED BY MID-LAND POLICE. AT THE SYNERGY IN ODESSA. THE SYNERGY IN ODESSA. WE ARE BEGINNING TO GET SOME INFORMATION. WE ALSO KNOW THAT POLICE SAID THAT A USPS TRUCK WAS TAKEN AT 38th AND WALNUT, AND THAT THAT VEHICLE, WE SAW, WAS AT THE SYNERGY, AND WE BELIEVE THAT’S WHERE THAT PERSON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. WHY THEY DID THIS, WE DON’T KNOW. WE DON’T HAVE ANY IDEA ON THAT. MAYBE WE’LL GET MORE INFORMATION AS ODESSA POLICE BEGIN TO DISSEMINATE SOME OF THAT INFORMATION. THIS CASE IS ACTUALLY NOW BEING TAKEN OVER BY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. THEY WILL BE THE ONES TO RELEASE THAT INFORMATION, AND PERHAPS WE’LL LEARN MORE AS WE GET A NEWS CONFERENCE. IT WAS SCHEDULED FOR 5:30. THAT IS NOW BELIEVED TO BE DELAYED, PROBABLY TO GET MORE INFORMATION, TO GET THE DETAILS OUT. THEY CERTAINLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE THOROUGH IN GETTING THAT OUT SO IF THERE IS ANY MISINFORMATION OUT THERE, THAT THAT CAN BE STRAIGHTENED OUT AND CORRECTED. >>THIS COMES AT A TIME WHEN EVERYONE IS ON EDGE, ESPECIALLY FOLLOWING THE EL PASO SHOOTING AT THAT WALMART, WHERE OVER 20 WERE KILLED IN THAT SHOOTING. THIS COMES AT A TIME WHEN MANY ARE SEEKING THE INFORMATION THEY NEED TO MAKE SURE THEIR FAMILIES ARE SAFE, MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS SAFE BECAUSE OF THE MASS SHOOTINGS WE HAVE BEEN SEEING IN DAYTON, OHIO, AND EL PASO. THIS IS WHY PEOPLE ARE ON EDGE, AND THIS IS WHY POLICE ARE WORKING EXTREMELY HARD TO TRACK DOWN THESE SUSPECTS. ONE OF THEM IN CUSTODY. WE KNOW 20 HURT, TWO KILLED ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” CITING MAYOR JERRY MORAL ELSE. A RAPIDLY EVOLVING SITUATION. WE’LL BRING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION WE KNOW, TRYING TO CONFIRM EACH TIDBIT OF INFORMATION IN THE NEWSROOM, WORKING VERY HARD ANSWERING CALLS AND GETTING WITH THE OFFICIALS WHO ARE BUSY THEMSELVES TRYING TO GIVE US INFORMATION. THEY’RE TRYING TO ALSO LEARN WHAT THEY CAN FROM THE OFFICERS IN THE FIELD, TRYING TO TRACK DOWN THESE SUSPECTS. ALL THREE HOSPITALS, MID-LAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, ODESSA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HAVE SOME SORT OF LOCK DOWN IN PLACE, INCLUDING THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT MMH. THEY SAID THEY WOULD TREAT PATIENTS AS THEY ARRIVE. I PROBABLY WOULD SAY THE SAME FOR THE OTHER HOSPITALS. BUT AGAIN, IT’S IMPORTANT TO STAY INDOORS NOW AS WE HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THE OTHER SHOOTER HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. PEOPLE AT MUSIC CITY MALL HAVE SHUFFLED OUT. THEY’VE SHUTTERED THE DOORS AT MOST, IF NOT ALL OF THE STORES IN THIS MALL, AND MID-PARK MALL DOING THE SAME THING AS A PRECAUTION. WE HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THAT THE OTHER SUSPECT HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. WE INITIALLY SAID THAT — POLICE HAVE REPORTED THIS STARTED AS — IT WAS TWO PEOPLE. THEY SPLIT UP SOME SORT, AND BEGAN SHOOTING RANDOMLY, ACCORDING TO ODESSA POLICE, WHO CLASSIFY IT AS AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION, WHICH IS WHY IT SEEMED TO BE THEIR RESPONSE POINTS, WHERE THERE WERE MULTIPLE SCENES WE HAD TO TRACK. WE HAD A TARGET BEING CALLED IN. WE HAD A TWIN PEAKS WALMART PARKING LOT PART OF THIS. NOW WE KNOW SYNERGY ODESSA. BUT THAT IS NOT. WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY INFORMATION COMING FROM MID-LAND. SYNERGY ODESSA IS WHERE POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A SUSPECT. DPS TAKING OVER THE INVESTIGATION. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY WORKING TO GATHER THE LATEST INFORMATION. CBSN.COM IS A GREAT RESOURCES TO KEEP IN MIND. WE ARE GETTING FROM MID-LAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, THEY’RE SAYING INTERSTATE 20 IS CLOSED FROM WEST LOOP 250 TO EAST LOOP 338. THAT IS A LARGE PORTION OF INTERSTATE 20. >>YES IT IS. >>THAT IS CLOSED. >>THAT IS MILES OF INTERSTATE THAT IS CLOSED, ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE >>THEY’RE SAYING TRAFFIC BACKED UP TO THE GARDEN CITY HIGHWAY ALONG INTERSTATE 20. SEVERAL AGENCIES CURRENTLY WORKING A LARGE — WORKING A LARGE SCENE, A LIVE CRIME. WE ASK THE COMMUNITY FOR PATIENCE. WE’LL CONTINUE TO WORK THIS ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION. A LOT OF AGENCIES INVOLVED. WE’RE ALSO GETTING VIDEOS FROM A LOT OF FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN AROUND SHOWING WHAT THEY HAVE SEEN AROUND. BUT WE DO WANT TO STRESS AGAIN THAT THE ONLY THINGS THAT WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY CONFIRMED, AND WE WILL STAY ON, BY THE WAY, TO GET YOU THIS INFORMATION. TWENTY PEOPLE INJURED. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THOSE INJURIES. THAT WAS ACCORDING TO THE CITY OF ODESSA. ”NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING ACCORDING TO MID-LAND MAYOR JERRY MORALES, TWO KILLED. WE DON’T KNOW WHO THOSE FOLKS ARE. I BELIEVE JACOB BRANDENBURG SAID THEY WERE TOLD BY AN AGENCY OVER THERE THAT PERHAPS THREE OFFICERS WERE SHOT. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THOSE EITHER. SO THIS HAS BEEN A CHAOTIC DAY. I’VE BEEN ON TV 40 YEARS. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS. . >>THREE IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND THREE IN STABLE CONDITION. THIS IS NEW INFORMATION COMING FROM CBS NEWS. A LOCAL HOSPITAL. THEY DID NOT SAY WHICH HOSPITAL, SAYING THEY HAD SIX PATIENTS IN TOTAL, THREE IN CRITICAL, THREE IN STABLE CONDITION. WE’RE WORKING TO CONFIRM THAT INFORMATION, OF COURSE, BUT THAT IS FROM CBS NEWS, WHO SAID THEY WERE — ONE OF THE SUSPECTS LAST SEEN 38th AND WALNUT. THEY MADE THEIR WAY TO SYNERGY ODESSA SOMEHOW, IN THAT USPS HIJACKED VEHICLE. CBS NEWS REPORTING SIX PATIENTS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL. NO WORD WHICH ONE. DIDN’T SAY WHICH ONE. THREE CRITICAL, AND THREE IN STABLE CONDITION. >>WE ALSO — I SAW A POST ON FACEBOOK FROM ODESSA FIRE RESCUE OFFICIAL WHO SAID THAT ALL OF THEIR GUYS ARE SAFE. THEY ARE PRAYING FOR THE OFFICERS WHO ARE OUT THERE, THOSE WHO WERE THE VICTIMS, AND AGAIN ABOUT THIS ENTIRE SITUATION. MUSIC CITY MALL JUST REACHING OUT AND SAYING THE MALL IS CLOSING. THEY WILL REOPEN TOMORROW AT NOON. THAT’S OFFICIAL, FROM MUSIC CITY MALL, THAT THEY ARE CLOSED NOW, AND WILL REOPEN AT NOON TOMORROW. SO THAT JUST CAME IN FROM MUSIC CITY MALL, AND AGAIN, MANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE OUT. WE’RE GETTING LOT OFFERINGS MAILS. WE’RE GETTING LOT OF VIDEOS. WE WANT TO GO THROUGH THESE, AND SEE WHAT WE CAN SHARE WITH YOU. >>ALL RIGHT. SO WE’RE — OF COURSE, WE’RE STILL GETTING THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM OUR CREWS OUT IN THE FIELD. ALEX VALDEZ WILL JOIN US SHORTLY WITH SOME INFORMATION WE’RE GETTING FROM THE FIELD. OF COURSE, CBS NEWS REPORTING THREE CRITICAL, THREE STABLE CONDITION. WE DON’T KNOW WHICH HOSPITAL, BUT WE KNOW A LOCAL HOSPITAL HAS CONFIRMED THAT WITH THEM. LIKE YOU JUST SAID, MUSIC CITY MALL CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE DAY, OPENING TOMORROW AT NOON. IT WAS BUSIER EARLIER TODAY. I WAS AT THE MALL EARLIER. SO MANY PEOPLE WERE HERE FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND, AND THIS SITUATION HAS REALLY PUT A STOP TO ALL THAT. >>SOMEONE AT THE FAIR POSTING THAT THE CLIMB ALSO ON LOCK DOWN. SO AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, THERE IS A LOT OF SCENES, A LOT OF FOLKS TAKING PRECAUTION, AND YOU SHOULD, TOO. DON’T TAKE THIS LIGHTLY. THIS IS A SITUATION THAT IS NOT RESOLVED AS FAR AS WE KNOW. WE KNOW THAT ONE PERSON HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. THAT’S ALL WE KNOW. WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT PROGRAMS A SECOND PERSON THAT MAY HAVE ALSO BEEN INVOLVED. THERE ARE MULTIPLE SCENES AROUND TOWN. A LOT OF PEOPLE SENDING US VIDEOS OF OFFICERS HERE AND THERE. WE’RE JUST SEEING PEOPLE — >>OH, THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON OVER HERE. >>WE’RE NOT SURE. THERE’S PEOPLE RUNNING THROUGH THE MALL. >>WE PROBABLY NEED TO GO. >>WE CAN SEE THIS. >>WE PROBABLY NEED TO GET OFF THE AIR. >>YOU WANT THEM OFF THE AIR. >>WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO — THERE’S PEOPLE RUNNING THROUGH THE MALL. WE’RE NOT SURE WHY. WE NEED TO SEE WHAT THIS IS. >>ARE WE GOING TO GO BACK TO PROGRAMMING? >>NO. >>OKAY. WE’RE GOING TO LEAVE THIS SET UP. WE’RE GOING TO SLIP AWAY JUST A MINUTE. PEOPLE RUNNING THROUGH THE MALL. SO WE NEED TO SEE WHAT THIS IS. >>>OUR STATION THERE KSOA. WE’RE NOT CLEAR WHAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED. THE ANCHORS WERE ASKED TO EVACUATE THE SITUATION AT THIS MOMENT. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW. WE’VE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS ONGOING SITUATION IN ODESSA, MID-LAND. THERE WERE TWO SHOOTING INCIDENTS THAT WE KNOW OF THAT TOOK PLACE IN ODESSA, AND THEN MOVED ON TO MID-LAND AS WELL. WE KNOW THERE WERE TWO SUSPECTS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED TO THE REGIONAL MEDICAL HOSPITAL, ONE IN CRITICAL, ONE IN STABLE CONDITION. WE KNOW AS MANY AS SIX PATIENTS, I SHOULD SAY, WERE TRANSPORTED THERE. THREE IN CRITICAL, THREE IN STABLE. THOSE NUMBERS HAVE JUST UPDATED. WE HAD A LIVE ANCHOR TEAM FROM OUR CBS AFFILIATE THERE AT KUSA. IT’S NOT CLEAR EXACTLY WHY THEY SAID THERE WAS POTENTIALLY A SHOOTING AT THE MALL, AND THEY LOOKED OUT. ONE OF THE ANCHORS DISAPPEARED. THE SECOND THEN DISAPPEARED AS WELL. WE ARE WORKING TO CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT STATION AND OUR FOLKS THERE ON THE GROUND ARE OKAY. WE’RE ALSO WORKING TO ASSESS THE SITUATION RIGHT NOW. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW. ODESSA POLICE SAYING THERE WAS AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION ABOUT AN HOUR AGO, ASKING PEOPLE TO REMAIN IN THEIR HOMES. WE DO KNOW THERE WAS A U.S. MAIL CARRIER TRUCK AND ANOTHER TOYOTA THAT WERE THEN CARJACKED, AND THESE FOLKS WENT ON AND STARTED SHOOTING AT PEOPLE. WE ARE CONTINUING TO MONITOR. AS MANY AS 30 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT. OFFICIALS HAVE BEGUN THE SHOOTING IN MID-LAND AND THEN MOVED IT TO ODESSA. OUR AFFILIATE KOSA IS URGING PEOPLE TO STAY INSIDE THEIR HOMES. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AND PERMON BASIS CAMPUS WENT INTO LOCK DOWN. I WANT TO TAKE US BACK TO THIS AFFILIATE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS EMERGENCY SITUATION. >>WE WANTED YOU TO HAVE THE VERY LATEST. WE WERE HOPING TO JOIN A NEWS CONFERENCE AT 0:30. THAT OBVIOUSLY IS NOT HAPPENING NOW. WE ARE GOING TO GET YOU THE SITUATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND TRY TO GET YOU MORE INFORMATION. SO ODESSA POLICE, MID-LAND POLICE HAVE REPORTED THERE WERE MULTIPLE SCENES, THAT THIS WAS STILL VERY ACTIVE, AND A LOT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AROUND. HOSPITALS ARE — EMERGENCY ROOMS ARE LOCKED DOWN. WE KNOW THAT MUSIC CITY MALL IS LOCKED DOWN, AS NUMBER OF BUSINESSES. THE UT PERMON BASIN CAMPUS IS ON LOCK DOWN. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION. I’VE SEEN ONE PERSON WALKING IN THE MALL. WE SAW OFFICERS COMING THROUGH. SO WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE WITH THIS SITUATION. MID-LAND POLICE — MID-PLANNED POLICE ARE CONFIRMING A SHOOTER WAS SHOT AND KILLED AT THE SYNERGY ODESSA. THERE IS NO ACTIVE SHOOTER AT THIS TIME. ALL AGENCIES ARE INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF POSSIBLE SUSPECTS. SO THAT JUST CAME OUT NOW FROM MID-LAND POLICE 3 MINUTES AGO, CONFIRMED THAT AN ACTIVE SHOOTER WAS SHOT AND KILLED AT THE SYNERGY IN ODESSA. THEY SAY THERE IS NO ACTIVE SHOOTER AT THIS TIME. THERE ARE NO — ALL AGENCIES ARE INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF POSSIBLE SUSPECTS. AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL, THEY WERE PROGRAMS COMING THROUGH HERE, JUST LOOKING FOR SOMEONE. MAYBE FOLKS WERE SPOOKED BY SOMETHING, BUT RIGHT NOW, WE’RE SEEING FOLKS WALKING BACK THROUGH MUSIC CITY IN THE MALL. MID-PLANNED REESE REPORTING, IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED, THREE MINUTES THEY POSTED THIS ON FACEBOOK, THAT THE ACTIVE SHOOTER WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN THE SYNERGY — AT THE SYNERGY IN ODESSA. THERE IS NO ACTIVE SHOOTER AT THIS TIME. ALL AGENCIES ARE INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF POSSIBLE SUSPECTS. WE KNOW THAT ODESSA FIRE RESCUE HAS POSTED THAT ALL OF THEIR FOLKS ARE SAFE. WE’RE GETTING A NUMBER OF TEXTS. WE’RE GETTING A NUMBER OF E- MAILS. WE’RE TRYING TO GET THROUGH ALL OF THIS STUFF AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. EVERYONE’S SAYING PLEASE BE SAFE. WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF PHONE CALLS, TOO. WE’VE CLEARED EVERYONE OUT FOR SAFETY. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING ON. WE’RE GOING TO STAY ON TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE. THIS IS VERY ACTIVE. I’M GOING TO TRY TO PEEK AND SEE IF WE CAN SEE ANYTHING. THE MALL IS SHUT DOWN, AS WE REPORTED EARLIER. MUSIC CITY MALL HAD SAID THEY WERE CLOSED TODAY AND WOULD NOT REOPEN UNTIL NOON TOMORROW. I SEE OFFICERS WALKING BACK THROUGH, CARRYING GUNS, BE THEY DON’T SEEM TO BE AS CONCERNED. IT LOOKS LIKE PROGRAMS MAYBE IT WAS JUST A REPORT OF SOMETHING, AND THAT THEY’RE JUST WALKING BACK THROUGH. I’M WATCHING THEM WALK BACK THROUGH NOW, AND — THEY’RE STILL CARRYING THEIR FIREARMS, BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE FOUND ANYONE. THEY DON’T SEEM TO BE TOO CONCERNED NOW. THE REST OF THE MALL IS GOING TO OPEN BACK UP. SO JUST SO YOU KNOW, WE WERE ON THE AIR. FOLKS TOOK OFF RUNNING IN THE MALL. WE SAW OFFICERS WITH GUNS. BUT SO FAR, WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING. FOLKS ARE NOW COMING BACK THROUGH THE MALL, BUT IT IS A MESS. THERE ARE SHOES LEFT HERE ON THE FLOOR. THERE ARE CUPS THAT WERE OVERTURNED. SO IT APPEARS WE HAVE BEEN BEEN GIVEN THE OKAY TO COME BACK ON. WE’RE GOING TO WALK BACK ON AND GET YOU UP TO DATE. I WANT TO REPORT, AS I TOLD YOU A MOMENT AGO, MID-PLANNED POLICE JUST POSTED ON THEIR PAGE 3 MINUTES AGO — LET ME PULL THIS UP FOR YOU SO I CAN READ THIS FOR YOU. THANKS FOR BEARING WITH US, BECAUSE THIS WAS HAPPENING, JUST A CHAOTIC SCENE IN THE MALL. IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THE ACTIVE SHOOTER — THAT THE ACTIVE SHOOTER WAS SHOT. THAT’S THEIR WORKED. THE ACTIVE SHOOTER WAS SHOT AND KILLED AT SYNERGY AND ODESSA. THERE IS NO ACTIVE SHOOTER AT THIS TIME. THAT FROM THE MID-LAND POLICE DEPARTMENT. ALL AGENCIES ARE INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF POSSIBLE SUSPECTS. ALL RIGHT. WE KNOW, AGAIN, THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE PEOPLE WHO WERE SHOT. WE ARE TOLD 20 PEOPLE WHO WERE INJURED, EXCUSE ME. INJURED IS THE WORD THAT THEY ARE USING. SO TWENTY INJURED. WE KNOW THEY WERE TAKEN TO VARIOUS HOSPITALS. WE KNOW THE HOSPITALS, AT LEAST IN ODESSA MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL, ALSO MID-LAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SAY THEIR ERS ARE SHUT DOWN. THEY ARE LOCKED DOWN AT THIS TIME. NOW, THEY ARE ACCEPTING PATIENTS. ”IN NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING TWO PEOPLE KILLED. THAT WAS A QUOTE FROM MID-LAND MAYOR JERRY MORALES. THAT HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED YET. THAT WAS JUST THE WORD THAT THEY ARE REPORTING THROUGH “THE NEW YORK TIMES.” OTHER AGENCIES ARE REPORTING SEEING PICTURES OF A WHITE VAN WITH GUNSHOTS IN IT. THAT PERHAPS MAY HAVE BEEN THE MAIL TRUCK WE ARE TOLD THAT WAS REPORTED STOLEN. SO WE ARE FOLLOWING UP ON DIFFERENT AGENCY PAGES. WE ARE TRYING TO LOOK THROUGH AND GET INFORMATION. WE ARE TOLD THAT DPS IS NOW INVOLVED OR NOW THE HEAD OF THIS INVESTIGATION. I BELIEVE WE HAVE ALEX VALDEZ, AND I THINK HE IS AT THE HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL. ALEX VALDEZ IS GOING TO JOIN US LIVE. >>LOOKS LIKE MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL — JAY, I AM RIGHT OUTSIDE MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL IN ODESSA, WHERE THE VICTIMS OF THE SHOOTING HAVE BEEN BROUGHT HERE, OR AT LEAST IT’S SAID. THERE ARE MANY COP CARS, AMBULANCE CARS, AND JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO, A HELICOPTER HAD LEFT THE HOSPITAL. WE ARE TOLD THAT THERE ARE, YOU KNOW, POLICE HERE, EVERYWHERE, AND WE WILL BRING YOU THE LATEST AS WE HEAR THE DETAILS ON THIS INVESTIGATION. . >>NOW, WE KNOW IN THE FOR SURE. FOLKS ARE NOT BEING ALLOWED IN, BUT THEY WERE INSPECTING SOME VICTIMS. LET ME JUST SAY THIS. SORRY TO SCARE YOU ALL, BUT THERE WERE PEOPLE RUNNING THROUGH THE MALL. JUST SO, YOU KNOW, WHAT WAS HAPPENING. WE LOOKED THROUGH THE WINDOW. WE COULD SEE A SMALL PORTION. THEY WERE LEAVING SHOES, THROWING EVERYTHING. WE SAW OFFICERS WALKING THROUGH WITH GUNS. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT STARTED THAT. WE DON’T KNOW. WITH JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE WERE OUT OF THE WAY. WE WANTED TO MILWAUKEE SURE ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES WERE SAFE. OUR GENERAL MANAGER ASKING US TO GET OUT OF HERE. WE KEPT OUR MICROPHONES ON SO WE COULD GET YOU UP TO DATE. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING WE THOUGHT WOULD EVER HAPPEN HERE. OKAY. SO WE’RE HOPING TO GET MORE INFORMATION AS ODESSA POLICE BEGIN TO PROGRAMS HAVE THAT NEWS CONFERENCE COMING UP. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AT 5:30. SO FAR IT HAS NOT HAPPENED. AND SO THE MALL, WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE SAYING, “WHAT’S GOING ON?” IF YOU WALK THROUGH HERE, THERE ARE SHOES. PEOPLE RAN OUT OF THEIR SHOES TRYING TO GET OUT OF HERE. THERE ARE CUPS OF ICE THAT HAVE BEEN KNOCKED OVER. THAT WAS A CHAOTIC SCENE, AND PEOPLE TOOK OFF RUNNING. WE ARE HERE IN THE MALL WITH WINDOWS. WE WANTED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND MAKE SURE WE WERE SAFE. ODESSA FIRE RESCUE SAYING THEIR MEMBERS ARE SAFE. THEY ARE SENDING OUT THEIR THOUGHTS TO THOSE VICTIMS, AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS HAVING TO WORK. THERE WERE THREE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WHO WERE WALKING THROUGH. THEY WERE CARRYING RIFLESS, AND AGAIN, THEY WERE PROBABLY FOLLOWING UP ON REPORTS. WE’VE HAD REPORTS ALL OVER OF SCENES WHERE PROGRAMS GUNS FIRED, WHERE THERE WERE SHOOTINGS. NONE OF THAT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED. THERE’S A LOT OF DETAILS THAT STILL HAVE TO BE BROUGHT OUT THAT STILL HAVE TO BE DECIDED ON, AND DISSEMINATED SO WE CAN GOT YOU THE BEST INFORMATION. WE WERE TOLD, THOUGH, THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IS THE ONE WHO IS THE ACTIVE GROUP ON THIS, AND SO I’M GOING TO CONTINUE TO LOOK. I’M NOT SURE WHERE MATTHEW IS. HE’S TAKING A LITTLE BREAK. LET’S SEE. TRYING TO GET THE INFORMATION WE ARE GETTING SO WE CAN LET YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. . A LOT OF PEOPLE REPORTING THEY COULDN’T BELIEVE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION WOULD HAPPEN IN OUR TOWN. I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS. KEEP IN MIND, YOU MUST BE SERIOUS. YOU MUST TAKE THIS SERIOUS. OKAY? BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS ALL WRAPPED UP. WE ONE SHOOTER HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, ACCORDING TO MID-LAND POLICE, AND THEY ARE SAYING THERE IS NO ACTIVE SHOOTER AT THIS TIME. SO WE DON’T KNOW IF THAT MEANS THAT THIS IS ALL OVER WITH, BUT ACCORDING TO MID- PLANNED POLICE, THERE ARE MORE OFFICERS WITH GUNS IN HERE. I JUST SAW THEM. THIS IS STILL ACTIVE. I JUST SAW THREE DEPUTIES COME BY WITH GUNS DRAWN. SO WE DON’T KNOW IF PERHAPS SOMEONE IS IN HERE. AGAIN, THIS IS VERY ACTIVE IN THE MALL. SO I’M GOING TO KEEP — LET’S SEE. I’LL BEING TOLD THERE’S MORE INFORMATION ON THE MID-LAND FACEBOOK. LET ME GO BACK TO THE MID- PLANNED POLICE FACEBOOK. BEAR WITH ME, BECAUSE WE ARE TRYING TO GET ALL THE DETAILS WE CAN. WE HAVE TO DISAPPEAR. WE NEED TO KEEP OUR MICS ON. WE’RE TOLD TO GET OUT OF HERE. OKAY. SO POLICE OFFICERS JUST CAME BACK HERE THROUGH THE MALL. THEY HAD GUNS DRAWN. OKAY. SO WE ARE BEING TOLD TO GET OUT OF THIS, AT LEAST OUT OF THE SITUATION. WE ARE SAW THREE OFFICERS WITH GUNS DRAWN JUST A MINUTE AGO. SO THIS IS STILL A VERY ACTIVE SCENE. THREE GUYS WITH GUNS JUST CAME THROUGH, AND THEY WERE, IT LOOKS LIKE, VARIOUS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, WALKING TOWARD WHAT WE BELIEVE WOULD BE TOWARD DILLARD’S. SO WE DON’T KNOW WHY THEY’RE HERE IN THE MALL. WE’RE NOT SURE. I WAS GOING TO LOOK AT THE MID- PLANNED POLICE DEPARTMENT PAGE. I WANT TO GET YOU THE VERY LATEST. IT HAS BEEN COB FIRMED THAT THE ACTIVE SHOOTER WAS SHOT AND KILLED AT SYNERGY. WE TOLD YOU THAT. NO ACTIVE SHOOTER AT THIS TIME IS WHAT THEY ARE REPORTING. THEY BELIEVE THERE WERE TWO PEOPLE IN TWO SEPARATE VEHICLES. THEY REPORTED THAT ACTUALLY AN HOUR AGO, AND SO THIS IS STILL VERY ACTIVE. WE BELIEVE THE OFFICERS ARE NOW DOWN THE WAY, PERHAPS BETWEEN BURLINGTON AND DILLARD’S. WE BELIEVE IT’S TOWARD DILLARD’S. SO THIS IS STILL VERY ACTIVE. IT COULD BE JUST REPORTS. WE DON’T REALLY KNOW FOR SURE, BUT WE DO WANT TO BE AS CARL AS WE CAN. ONCE AGAIN, WE WORK IN THE MALL WHERE THERE ARE WINDOWS, SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES ARE PROTECTED. WE HAVE THOSE EMPLOYEES AWAY. WE DO KNOW THERE ARE OFFICERS HERE THAT DO HAVE GUNS DRAWN. THEY CAME THROUGH THE MALL. OF COURSE WE’VE SEEN TWICE, WE’VE SEEN TWO GROUPS THAT CAME THROUGH. THE FIRST TIME THEY CAME THROUGH AND THEN DISAPPEARED. AND THE SECOND TIME, WE’RE NOT SURE WHAT’S GOING ON. GEO, CAN YOU ANSWER THIS, PLEASE? THANK YOU. WE WANT TO GET YOU UP TO DATE. WHAT WE ARE TOLD IS 20 PEOPLE INJURED. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THOSE INJURIES. I KNOW WE’RE GIVING YOU THE SAME INFORMATION OVER, BUT IT’S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR, AND WHAT WE CAN REPORT TO YOU. THIS IS A VERY ACTIVE SITUATION. WE KNOW ONE PERSON IN CUSTODY. IN FACT, THE REPORT FROM MID- LAND POLICE IS THAT ONE OF THE SUSPECTS WAS SHOT AND KILLED NEAR THE SYNERGY IN ODESSA. SO THAT WE CAN REPORT FROM MID- LAND POLICE. WE POSTED THAT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. THERE ARE PEOPLE STILL TRYING TO LEAVE THE MALL. AGAIN, IF YOU COULD SEE THEM ALL, THERE ARE SHOES THAT ARE LEFT IN PLACE. THERE ARE A LOT OF CUPS AND TRASH THAT WERE JUST BASICALLY DROPPED. THAT’S THE SITUATION YOU’VE SEEN HERE. WE’VE SEEN VARIOUS GROUPS COME THROUGH WITH RIFLES, AND SO THAT’S WHAT WE ARE SEEING AT THIS TIME. WE ARE TRYING TO STAY AWAY FROM THE WINDOWS. WE WANT TO STAY ON, BECAUSE THIS IS STILL ACTIVE. WE DON’T KNOW IF THIS HAS WRAPPED UP OR NOT. THAT’S WHY WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE’RE STAYING ON WITH YOU TO GET YOU THE VERY LATEST AS WE CAN. ONCE AGAIN, THERE ARE — IT APPEARS NOW IT MAY NOT BE AS HECTIC HERE IN THE MALL. APPARENTLY MID-LAND MAYOR JERRY MORALES ON CNN. HE MAY BE DOING AN INTERVIEW. PERHAPS THAT MAY BE EARLIER. JERRY MORALES ON CNN NOW, SOMEONE IS REPORTING, DOING AN INTERVIEW. CNN. THAT’S WHAT I’M TOLD. SO AGAIN, KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS AN ACTIVE SITUATION. WE DON’T HAVE AN UPDATE EITHER ON, AGAIN, IF THIS IS COMPLETELY OVER WITH. MID-LAND POLICE REPORTING A FEW MOMENTS AGO ONE PERSON SHOT AND KILLED, NO ACTIVE SHOOTER AT THIS TIME. THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE REPORTING. THAT IS THE ONLY AGENCY REPORTING THAT. ODESSA POLICE IS NOT REPORTING THAT. THAT WAS FROM MID-LAND POLICE. THEY WERE THE ONES WHO ALSO REPORTED TO OUR REPORTER WHO WAS THERE THAT ONE PERSON WAS SHOT. SO AGAIN, WE ARE HERE AT MUSIC CITY MALL. IT HAS BEEN KIND OF CHAOTIC. THIS MAY BE THE SCENE AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS, BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF SHOOTING SCENES ALL OVER. SO WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE MAY BE WHAT HAS HAPPENED THROUGHOUT MANY OF THE PLACES IN THE CITY. SO KEEP THAT IN MIND, BECAUSE REALLY THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEVER THOUGHT WOULD HAPPEN IN MID-LAND ODESSA, BUT GUESS WHAT, IT HAS. IT IS THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND. SOME OF YOU PERHAPS WERE HERE IN THE MALL TO DO SOME SHOPPING MAYBE JUST TO RELAX, TO SPEND TIME WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND THE MALL IS NOW SHUT DOWN. MUSIC CITY MALL REPORTING THEY ARE CLOSED. THEY WILL NOT REOPEN UNTIL NOON TOMORROW. ORE POLICE OFFICERS HERE. THEY’RE GOING STORE TO STORE NOW, LOOKING. THERE ARE MORE OFFICERS WITH GUNS THAT ARE LOOKING STORE TO STORE RIGHT NOW. SO I’M LOOKING ACROSS THE WAY RIGHT NOW FROM WHERE WE ARE, AND THERE IS A STORE WHERE TWO OFFICERS WITH GUNS ARE GOING INTO — I DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE SEARCHING STORE TO STORE NOW. HERE COMES ANOTHER OFFICER GOING INTO, ODESSA POLICE OFFICER GOING IN THERE. RIGHT NOW, THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON, SOME KIND OF REPORT OF SOME KIND IN THE MALL, BECAUSE WE ARE SEEING A LOT OF POLICE HERE WHO HAVE — THEY’RE GETTING PEOPLE OUT. THEY’RE CLEARING PEOPLE OUT. THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE DOING. POLICE ARE — >>CNN REPORTING ONE OFFICER MAY BE SHOT. >>CNN REPORTING, THAT WAS WITH JERRY MORALS INTERVIEW. CNN HAD AN INTERVIEW WITH JERRY MORAL ELSE. THEY’RE TELLING EVERYBODY TO GET OUT. >>WE’RE BEING TOLD TO GET OUT OF THE BUILDING COMPLETELY. SO WE ARE NOW MOVING OUTSIDE. WE ARE GOING TO LEAVE OUR MICS ON. I’M GOING TO CONTINUE TO TALK, BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OFFICERS NOW IN THE MALL, AND THEY ARE TELLING US TO GET OUT, TO GET OUT OF THE BUILDING. SO WE’RE GOING TO STAND OUT HERE. WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GET YOU MORE INFORMATION AS WE CAN. THIS IS A VERY ACTIVE SCENE. WE SEE LOT OF POLICE CARS WHO ARE HERE. THERE ARE DPS WHO ARE HERE, A LOT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, AND THEY ARE IN THE MALL. THEY ARE OUT THERE, GOING STORE TO STORE, AND MAKING FOLKS LEAVE. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD WE HAD TO LEAVE THE STUDIO. SO WE ARE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW THIS. WE DON’T KNOW WHY THEY’RE ASKING US TO GET OUT OF THE MALL, BUT THEY HAVE. >>AND, JOINING YOU BACK HERE WITH YOU. OUTSIDE OF MUSIC CITY MALL, WE HAD SEVERAL TROOPERS RESPOND SHORTLY AFTER WE HAD THAT SCARE. I SPOKE WITH A WITNESS FOLLOWING THAT BIT OF A SCARE, SAYING THEY DID HEAR SOME GUNSHOTS DOWN IN THE PART OF THE MALL NEAR THE FOOD COURT PART OF THE MALL. THIS IS FROM A WITNESS WHO CLAIMED TO HAVE SEEN THIS. WE SPOKE TO THEM. THEY RAN ALL THE WAY ACROSS TO THE PARKING LOT BACK HERE. THAT IS WHERE CPS IS LOCATED NOW. BUT OF COURSE POLICE RESPONDING. WE SAW THEM WITH THEIR RIFLES. EACH OF THEY WILL GET THEIR RIFLES OUT, TELLING THEM TO GET AWAY, INCLUDING US. WE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED FROM OUR STUDIOS. WE ARE BROADCASTING LIVE VIA OUR WIRELESS MICROPHONES. ODESSA POLICE, DPS TROOPERS, GUNS DRAWN INSIDE OF THIS MALL. WE HAVE NOT CONFIRMED ANY SHOTS BEING FIRED IN THE MALL. WE HAVE JUST HEARD WITNESS REPORTS. WE’RE NOT SURE HOW THIS IS CONNECTED IF AT ALL TO THING ATIVE SHOOTER SITUATION GOING ON WITH TROOPERS. >>CNN HAD AN INTERVIEW WITH JERRY MORALES, MID-LAND MAYOR, AND I BELIEVE HE TOLD CNN THAT MAPS ONE POLICE OFFICER WAS SHOT. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THOSE INJURIES. WE’VE HAD REPORTS OF SEVERAL WHO WERE SHOT. BUT AGAIN NO REPORTS OF INJURIES ON THOSE EITHER. SO THIS SITUATION IS CERTAINLY ESCALATED. IT’S NOT SOMETHING WE THOUGHT WE WOULD EVER BE COVERING AT CBS 0. I’VE BEEN ON THE AIR A LONG TIME, AND NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED. WE ARE LOOKING ACROSS THE MALL PARKING LOT AT THE BACK. WE KNOW YOU ARE LOOKING AT AN EMPTY SET. WE ARE GOING TO KEEP IT UP AND KEEP YOU UP TO DATE. WE’RE CONTINUING TO LOOK AT THE VARIOUS LAW ENFORCEMENT PAGES TO SEE WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION WE CAN GET FOR YOU AND OF COURSE PASS ON TO YOU. THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS JUST NOW LEAVING THE PHONE WHO WORK AT THE VARIOUS STORES. HERE IS ANOTHER DPS CAR COMING IN. THERE MUST HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF POSSIBLE SHOTS FIRED IN HERE OR SOMEONE SAYING THEY THOUGHT THEY HEARD THEM. SO THEY ARE CERTAINLY GOING TO TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION AND CHECK THAT OUT. WE WANT TO BE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE. WE HOPE YOU ARE, TOO. WE WANT YOU TO STAY INDOORS. DO NOT GET OUT. WE HOPE YOU WILL STAY AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE, AND KEEP OUT OF THE AREA, BECAUSE THIS IS STILL VERY ACTIVE, MATTHEW. >>YES, IT IS VERY, VERY ACTIVE. YOU CAN TELL THE SCARE THAT GOES INTO THEM WHENEVER THEY HEAR SHOTS FIRED POSSIBLY IN MUSIC CITY MALL. NOT CONFIRMED AGAIN. THERE WAS LOT OF PEOPLE RUNNING THROUGH THE HALLWAYS FRANTIC TO GET TO THE NEAREST EXIT OF MUSIC CITY MALL. WE’RE GETTING SOME OTHER DETAILS. >>WE’RE GETTING A REPORT HERE, CNN TALKED WITH MID-LAND MAYOR JERRY MORAL ELSE. HE IS SAYING ONE MID-LAND OFFICER AND ONE DPS OFFICER SHOT. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE INJURIES. WE NEED TO MAYBE GET CLOSER. WE WILL STAY OUTSIDE WHERE YOU CAN CONTINUE TO HEAR. WE’RE CUTTING OUT. WE TRIED TO LOOK THROUGH THE PARKING LOT TO SHOW YOU. JERRY MORALES TOLD CNN. I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS A PHONE INTERVIEW. BUTS HAD SAYING ONE MID-LAND OFFICER AND ONE DPS OFFICER SHOT. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF INJURIES. MID-LAND POLICE REPORTED ON THEIR PAGE THE SUSPECT AT THE SUNNER JOY WAS SHOT AND KILLED. THAT’S ALL WE KNOW. WE DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS BOTH OR ONE. IT APPEARS PERHAPS THAT WE ARE NOW BEING ALLOWED BECOME IN CAREFULLY. BUT THEY DID ASK EVERYONE TO GET AWAY FROM THE WINDOW. THERE ARE PEOPLE NOW STILL CONTINUING TO STREAM OUT OF HERE AND LEAVE. THEY WERE BEING TOLD NOT TO BE HERE. THIS IS STILL VERY ACTIVE. OF COURSE, A LOT OF REPORTS. IT IS A VERY CHAOTIC SCENE. SO WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO OF COURSE KEEP YOU UP TO DATE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. . >>WE’VE BEEN TOLD THAT VARIOUS — THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF OFFICERS SHOT, BUT WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THOSE. WE KNOW TWO ACCORDING TO JERRY MORALES REPORTING THERE ON CNN THAT A MID-LAND POLICE OFFICER. A REPORT OF 20 OTHERS WHO WERE INJURED. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. THE ONLY THING WE CONFIRM, MID- LAND POLICE DID CONFIRM WITH OUR REPORTER WHO WAS AT THE SYNERGY CENTER INS DID IS A, THAT ONE OF THE SUSPECTS WAS SHOT AND KILLED THERE. THAT’S ALL THEY HAVE CONFIRMED ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE. SO AGAIN, THAT’S ACCORDING TO MEDLAND POLICE. SO I BELIEVE THEY WERE SHOWING US, LEAVING THE SET. WE WERE IN HERE AND ON THE AIR LIVE. THEY CAME THROUGH WITH POLICE, WITH GUNS, AND SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE. AN OPD PERSON APPARENTLY TOLD FOX NEWS FIVE PEOPLE CONFIRMED DEAD. THAT HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRM TO US BY ODESSA POLICE. THAT’S IMMATERIAL. BUT ACCORDING TO THEM, THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE REPORTING ON. >>YES, AGAIN. THIS IS STILL AN ACTIVE SITUATION, AS YOU KNOW. AS JAY WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT, MUSIC CITY MALL IN ODESSA HAD A SHOOTING SCARE OF ITS OWN. AS, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THIS LARGE WINDOW FACING MUSIC CITY MALL. TROOPERS SWEEPING THE BUILDING THOROUGHLY, LOOKING THROUGH, EVACUATING MORE SHOPPERS WHO WERE STILL IN HERE SHELTERING IN PLACE WHILE THE SITUATION WAS STILL ONGOING. AS YOU KNOW EARLIER IN THE DAY WHEN ALL THIS UNFOLDED, MUSIC CITY MALL WENT INTO A LOCK DOWN, SHUT ALL THEIR STORES DOWN, TOLD PEOPLE TO STAY IN PLACE, CITY OF ODESSA TELLING EVERYBODY TO STAY INDOORS BECAUSE OF THIS FLUID SITUATION, A DEVELOPING SITUATION. IF YOU’RE JOINING US FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY NOW ON CBSN, CBS NEWS, 20 INJURED SO FAR. WE’RE GETTING REPORTS OF OFFICERS SHOT, A MID-LAND POLICE OFFICER SHOT, DPS TROOPER SHOT. VERY FLUID SITUATION NOW. MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL ON LOCK DOWN WITH THE EMERGENCY ROOM. RIGHT NOW ODESSA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AS WELL AS MID-LAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ALL TAKING PRECAUTIONARY LOCK DOWNS AS WE CONTINUE TO GATHER INFORMATION. YOU’RE LOOKING AT AN EMPTY SET, BECAUSE WE ARE TAKING SHELTER IN OUR NO , MA’AM AWAY FROM THESE LARGE WINDOWS AS OFFICERS CONTINUE TO SWEEP MUSE YOU CAN CITY MALL’S PROPERTY. AND I HAVE WORD THEY DID GET A CALL OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER. NOT CONFIRMED. JUST A CALL, WHICH IS WHY THEY WERE RESPONDING HERE TO ENSURE THIS PROPERTY IS SAFE. >>A NUMBER OF FOLKS ARE REACHING OUT TO US ON FACEBOOK, ANDING WHICH ON US TO MAKE SURE WE’RE SAFE. WE CAN TELL YOU WE ARE SAFE NOW. ALL OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAFE. AND SO WE JUST WANT TO BE CAREFUL. WE ARE GOING TO STAY OFF THE SET FOR THE TIME BEING, BECAUSE THERE ARE STILL OFFICERS WALKING THROUGH HERE. THERE WERE REPORTS APPARENTLY — MATTHEW TALKED WITH AN EYEWITNESS, WHO SAID SOMEONE THOUGHT THEY HEARD GUNSHOTS PERHAPS DOWN NEAR THE FOOD COURT AREA, WHICH IS FURTHER ALONG HERE IN THE MALL. THAT BROUGHT SOME LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS OVER HERE. DON’T KNOW IF THEY REPORTED THAT TO POLICE, BUT WE’VE SEEN NUMEROUS DPS TROOPERS WHO ARE HERE, OTHER AGENCIES WALK THROUGH. CERTAINLY THEY WANT TO BE DILIGENT TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS COVERED HERE. YOU KNOW, THERE ARE REPORTS, TOO, OF PEOPLE SAYING, “MULTIPLE PEOPLE SHOT, MULTIPLE PEOPLE KILLED.” WE DO NOT KNOW THAT FOR SURE. >>YES. >>WE DO NOT KNOW. I’M JUST BEING TOLD THAT DEVON SANCHEZ WHO USED TO WORK WITH US, A CITY OF ODESSA SPOKESPERSON. SHE APPARENTLY REPORTED ON FOX NEWS. SHE IS LIVE FROM THE HOSPITAL. SHE IS THE ONE THAT SAID FIVE CONFIRMED DEAD. SHE DIDN’T SAY WHO THOSE PEOPLE WERE. SO AGAIN, WE CANNOT CONFIRM THAT. BUT SHE IS HAT THE HOSPITAL. DEVON SANCHEZ IS AT THE HOSPITAL REPORTING AT MEDICAL CENTER. SO OUR CREWS THERE WILL HOPEFULLY GET A CHANCE TO TALK WITH HER AND MAYBE PERHAPS GET SOME OF THAT INFORMATION CONFIRMED. ACCORDING TO FOX NEWS. THEY ARE REPORTING THAT — >>FIVE. >>– THAT SHE HAD REPORTED TO THEM THAT FIVE PEOPLE WERE CONFIRMED DEAD, BUT — NOT CONFIRMED, I GUESS. SO LET’S HOLD OFF ON THAT TO MAKE SURE. THAT’S THE KIND OF INFORMATION WE’RE GETTING. WE ARE STAYING OFF THE SET NOW, BECAUSE THIS IS STILL AN ACTIVE — I GUESS THERE WERE REPORTS — SOMEONE SAYING THAT DPS SAYING PROGRAMS THE GUY WAS COMING TOWARD THE MALL, BUT AGAIN WE’VE SEEN LOT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO SO FAR WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT, OTHER THAN — >>THEY’RE WALKING BACK. >>SO LOOKS LIKE THE SITUATION IS — >>IT WAS A CALL TO ODESSA POLICE OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER HERE. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GETTING. THAT’S WHY THEY CAME THROUGH THE MALL, JUST TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS SAFE. IT APPEARS PEOPLE ARE NOW WALKING BACK THROUGH. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE LEAVING. >>THESE ARE MALL PERSONNEL. THEY’VE BEEN GOING THROUGHOUT THE MALL, AND GETTING FOLKS TO LEAVE. VARIOUS EMPLOYEES. THESE ARE MALL EMPLOYEES THAT I SEE WALKING AROUND NOW THAT WORK HERE IN MUSIC CITY MALL. HERE COMES ANOTHER OFFICER WITH A GUN. SO AGAIN, THEY ARE GOING TO CHECK EVERYTHING OUT THERE. THEY ARE GETTING EVERYBODY OUT OF HERE. >>JUST TO ENSURE EVERYONE’S SAFE. LOCKS LIKE EMPLOYEES ARE BEING EVACUATED. WE’RE GETTING SOME NEW INFORMATION NOW OF COURSE. BUT THROUGH THE DAY, WE’VE BEEN GETTING UPDATES, THROUGHOUT THIS AFTERNOON, SINCE THIS SITUATION STARTED, AND IT HAS NOW IMPACTED US HERE AT MUSIC CITY MALL. WE HAD A BIT OF A SCARE EARLIER, AS YOU CAN TELL. WE ARE OKAY. WE ARE IN THE CBS 7 NEWSROOM. PEOPLE ARE CONTINUING TO EXIT THE MALL RATHER QUICKLY. THEY’RE STILL EXITING THE MALL NOW. THEY ARE STILL MOVING PEOPLE OUT. WE ARE SEEING OFFICERS ARMED, OFFICERS MOVING THROUGH THE HALLS OF MUSIC CITY MALL RIGHT NOW, ENSURING EVERYTHING IS CLEAR, GOING SUITE BY SUITE, ENSURING EVERYBODY IS SAFE AFTER THEY GOT A CALL OF AND ACTIVE SHOOTER. I SPOKE WITH A WITNESS WHO SAID THEY HEARD SHOTS DOWN AWAYS TOWARD THE FOOD COURT OF THE MALL. NOT CONFIRMED. WE HAVE NO REPORTS AT ALL. THEY’RE TELLING US TO STAY AWAY AS FAR AS POSSIBLE FROM THE WINDOWS OF THE MALL. AS, YOU KNOW, OUR STUDIO DIRECTLY FACES THE HALLWAY OF THE MALL TOWARDS THE SOUTH — NORTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING, I SHOULD SAY. DPS TROOPERS RESPONDED, POLICE RESPONDED ALL OVER HERE, AND THEY WERE GETTING PEOPLE IN THE PARKING LOT TO MOVE FAR AWAY FROM THE BUILDING JUST AS A PRECAUTION. NOTHING CONFIRMED, THOUGH,. >>BY THE WAY, WE’RE BEING PICKED UP BY MULTIPLE AGENCIES. I’M JAY HENDRIX AND MATTHEW ALVAREZ. WE’RE CONTINUING OUR LIVE COVERAGE ON CBS 7. WE WANT TO KEEP FOLKS SAFE. WE’RE SEEING QUITE A HEAVY LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE, BECAUSE AGAIN THERE WAS A REPORT OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IN THE MALL. THERE’S BEEN REPORTS OF THIS PROBABLY THROUGHOUT THE CITY. JACOB BRANDENBURG IS LIVE. IS JACOB STILL AT SYNERGY CINEMA. JACOB HAS BEEN AT SYNERGY CINEMA WHERE HE REPORTED EARLIER POLICE CONFIRMED THAT A SUSPECT WAS SHOT AND KILLED. JACOB, WHAT DO YOU KNOW? >>Reporter: YES, SIR. GLAD, FIRST OF ALL, THAT YOU GUYS ARE OKAY THERE BACK AT THE STATION. THAT WAS VERY SCARY FOR ME TO BE ON THE PHONE TO HEAR YOU GUYS WERE GOING TO BE GOING INTO HIDING, EVACUATE THE BUILDING. GLAD YOU’RE ALL SAFE BACK THERE. A LITTLE BIT AGO, THE MID- JOBBED LAND LIEUTENANT — THE MID-LAND POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO HAS KIND OF BEEN ACTING AS OUR SOURCE OF INFORMATION LET US KNOW THAT YES, WHAT YOU GUYS KNOW, THAT ONE SUSPECT WAS SHOT BACK HERE AT THE SYNERGY MOVIE YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHTS. YOU CAN SEE THE MOVIE THEATER AT THE SYNERGY IN ODESSA. HE TOLD US THE THREE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN SHOT. ONE OPD OFFICER, ONE MPD OFFICER, AND ONE TROOPER SHOT. NOT SURE WHAT THEIR CONDITIONS ARE. WE HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN AN UPDATE AS FAR AS WHAT THEIR CONDITIONS ARE LIKE NOW. I MEAN, I WILL TRY TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF A LOOK AROUND THE SCENE HERE RIGHT NOW. WE WERE A LITTLE CLOSER, HAVE A LITTLE BETTER VANTAGE POINT OF THE SYNERGY. BUT YOU CAN SEE HERE THEY TAPED OFF THIS PARKING LOT. THEY SAID THE SUSPECT DROVE THROUGH THIS PARKING LOT. IT IS STILL BEING TREATED AS A CRIME SCENE. BACK OVER HERE BEHIND US IS THE MCH CENTER, MEDICAL FACILITIES THEY’RE TREATING AT THEIR COMMAND BASE, GATHERING INFORMATION, AND DEALING WITH THIS INFORMATION. WE’RE LEARNING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT, TRYING TO GATHER MORE INFORMATION ABOUT. WE’LL ZOOM IN HERE ON A SYNERGY. YOU CAN SEE THE MOVIE THEATER THERE. THIS IS KIND OF TRICKY TO DO WITH ONE HAND. YOU CAN SEE THE SYNERGY MOVIE THEATER. THAT WHITE VAN, YOU GUYS MENTIONED THAT STOLEN — >>>WE WANT TO INTERRUPT TO TAKE YOU TO ODESSA, TEXAS, WHERE AUTHORITIES ARE GIVING AN UPDATE ON THE SHOOTING. >>THIS KNOWLEDGE CAN CHANGE OKAY. >>AT THAT POINT, THIS SUBJECT WAS CONTACTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND AN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE — >>>WE HAVE ONE OPD OFFICER THAT WAS STRUCK. AS FAR AS CIVILIAN CASUALTIES, WE HAVE AT LEAST 21 VICTIMS. 21 SHOOTING VICTIMS. AND AT LEAST FIVE DECEASED AT THIS POINT IN TIME. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS NOT JUST AN OPD AND A DPS THINGS. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE WAS INVOLVED IN THE HUNDRED FOR THIS GUY. OUR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, POLICE DEPARTMENT. OUR UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, PERMIAN BASIN. POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS INVOLVED. THIS WAS A JOINT EFFORT BY JUST MULTITUDE OF DEPARTMENTS TO FIND THIS ANIMAL AND BRING HIM TO JUSTICE. AT THIS POINT, I’LL TAKE QUESTIONS. >>HAS THE SUSPECT BEEN IDENTIFIED? >>RIGHT NOW, I’LL TELL YOU THAT HE IS A WHITE MALE IN HIS POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION ON HIM YET. I HAVE AN IDEA WHO HE IS. >>ARE THERE ANY CURRENT ACTIVE SHOOTERS GOING ON AT THIS TIME? >>WE HAVE CALLS WHICH IS TO BE EXPECTED. OBVIOUSLY, OUR CITIZENS ARE A LITTLE JUMPY AFTER THIS. ONCE THIS INDIVIDUAL WAS TAKEN, THERE WERE NO MORE VICTIMS. >>IS THERE REASON TO BELIEVE A SECOND SUSPECT IS ON THE LOOSE? >>THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS THAT IS POSSIBLE. BUT NO CONFIRMATIONS. >>ANY UPDATES ON THE CONDITIONS OF THE OTHER PEOPLE SHOT BUT STILL ALIVE?>>>FAMILY MEMBERS NOT ABLE TO GET AHOLD OF, WHAT’S THE IDEA BEHIND THAT AND HOW THEY CAN KEEP IN CONTACT WITH THE HOBBLE AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT? >>AGAIN, ONCE WE ARE ABLE TO COMPILE A LIST OF NAMES, WE CAN PUT THAT OUT. >>THE HOSPITAL HAS SET UP AN AREA FOR PATIENTS, FAMILIES, IN THE CAFETERIA. >>WE HAVE REPORTS OF TWO VEHICLES. >>THE ISSUE IS YOU HAVE THE ORIGINAL VEHICLE AND THE MAIL TRUCK. AT ONE POINT, WE DIDN’T KNOW THAT WAS THE SAME PERSON, BUT THAT WAS THE SAME PERSON. ANYTHING ELSE? >>DO WE KNOW WHAT KIND OF FIREARM WAS USED? AS A GUN? A SHOTGUN? >>OBVIOUSLY IT WAS A GUN. AT THIS POINT, I’M REALLY NOT SURE. >>HOW DID THE INCIDENT AGAIN? >>IT BEGAN WITH A TRAFFIC STOP. >>ANY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC? >>I WOULD TELL PEOPLE TO STILL BE CAUTIOUS. STAY IN THEIR RESIDENCES IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. WE DO BELIEVE WE HAVE THE THREAT CONTAINED BUT I CAN’T BE 100% POSITIVE. >>IT MAY BE WAY TOO EARLY TO TELL, BUT ANY MOTIVE? >>I CAN’T TELL YOU THE MOTIVE AT THIS POINT. >>DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE TRAFFIC STOP WAS FOR? >>I DO NOT. >>DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE POSTAL EMPLOYEE WHOSE TRUCK WAS HIJACKED? >>AT THIS POINT, I DON’T KNOW. I WOULD ASSUME HE IS PART OF THE VICTIM LIST, BUT I AM NOT SURE OF HIS STATUS. >>I SAW A BUS GOING DOWN 191. ARE YOU GUYS USING THE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION TO HELP THE VICTIMS OR PATIENTS OR ANYTHING? THANK>>THANK YOU GUYS, WE WILL UPDATE YOU PERIODICALLY. >>YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING THERE TO THE ODESSA POLICE GIVING A LIVE UPDATE. FIVE DEAD. 21 INJURED. THIS ENTIRE INCIDENT BEGAN AT A TRAFFIC STOP. THEY ARE STILL ASKING FOLKS TO BE CAUTIOUS AND THEY DID CONFIRM THE SUSPECT THEY HAVE DETAINED IS A WHITE MALE IN HIS MID 30s . THERE WAS AT ONE POINT TWO VEHICLES REPORTED. IT IS UNCLEAR THE STATUS OF THE POSTAL WORKER. POLICE ARE UNSURE, SO WE WILL NOT GO THERE YET. BUT WE KNOW THEY ARE STILL ASKING PEOPLE WHILE THEY BELIEVE THIS SITUATION IS CONTAINED, THEY ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO REMAIN IN THEIR HOMES AN NOT TO GO OUT INTO PUBLIC AREAS UNTIL THEY KNOW FOR CERTAIN. AT THIS HOUR, IT IS NOT AN ACTIVE SHOOTING SITUATION. WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING OUR AFFILIATE DOWN THERE IN ODESSA, INCREDIBLE COVERAGE. THE ANCHORS WERE LIFE ON THE DESK THERE. THEIR STATION IS SITUATED UNTIL A MALL. AND REMEMBER, SOME OF THESE SHOOTINGS TOOK PLACE AROUND THE ODESSA MOVIE THEATER. AND, THAT MOVIE THEATER, ALSO, THERE IS A SHOPPING MALL. AT ONE POINT, THE ANCHORS WERE ASKED BY POLICE TO EVACUATE THE ANCHOR DESK AND THEY CONTINUED REPORTING LIVE AS THAT SITUATION HAPPEN. PEOPLE RAN OUT, SHOES WERE LEFT BEHIND. AS POLICE WERE CASING STORE BY STORE TO ASSESS THAT THE SITUATION WAS IN FACT ALL CLEAR. I WANT TO TAKE YOU TOBACCO TO OUR AFFILIATE ON THE GROUND FOR THEIR LIVE COVERAGE, KOSA. >>IT APPEARS THAT THIS TIME THERE WAS JUST THE ONE SHOOTER. THE ONE KILLED AT THIS CINERGY. WE ARE NOT SURE IF THE VEHICLE THAT WE SAW THAT HAD THE CRIME TAPE AROUND AND SEARCH TAG MAY HAVE BEEN THE ORIGINAL VEHICLE. THEY CONFIRMED 21 PEOPLE WERE SHOT. FIVE PEOPLE KILLED. THE SUSPECT IS A WHITE MALE IN HIS 30s . THEY BELIEVE THIS STARTED AS A TRAFFIC STOP. THAT DPS TROOPER WAS SHOT AND THIS BEGAN WHAT IT IS. THERE HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE REPORTS AROUND HERE. WE HAD A REPORT OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER HERE IN THE MALL. HE SAID THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED WITH A SITUATION LIKE THIS. THE MALL WAS EVACUATED. ALL THE STORES WERE EVACUATED. THEY BELIEVE THEY HAVE THINGS UNDER CONTROL. THEY ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC AND THEY BELIEVE PERHAPS THIS WAS THE ONLY GUY WHO WAS INVOLVED. OUT OF ALL THIS, 21 PEOPLE INJURED, SHOT, FIVE PEOPLE KILLED. >>KEEP YOURSELF POSTED. KEEP YOURSELF ON THE HINGE. KEEP YOURSELF VIGILANT. THEY COULDN’T BE 100% SURE THERE WAS NOT ANOTHER THREAT. THEY ARE FAIRLY SURE HE WAS THE ONLY SUSPECT. THEY DID CONFIRM HE HIJACKED THE USPS VEHICLE. WE ARE GETTING THIS NEW INFORMATION STRAIGHT FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT WE HAVE 21 SHOT. THIS HAS BEEN ONGOING ALL THROUGHOUT THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND. WE ARE CONTINUALLY GETTING UPDATED. WE HAVE ODPS. THE DPS AS THEY ARE TAKING OVER THE INVESTIGATION. THERE WAS ARMED DPS TROOPERS. MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS CLEAR. WE ARE SEEING ARMED ODESSA POLICE OFFICERS MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS SAFE. WE HAD A BIT OF A SCARE BECAUSE EVERYONE STARTED RUNNING. PEOPLE WERE SAYING THEY WERE HEARING GUNSHOTS. THAT HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED AT ALL. THAT IS WHY THEY ARE HERE. THAT IS NOT CONFIRMED AT ALL. THEY JUST MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS SAFE. >>THE CHIEF SAYS THAT IS JUST TO BE EXPECTED. TWO WEEKS AGO, EL PASO. AND THAT WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO US THAT WE NEVER THOUGHT SOMETHING LIKE THAT WOULD HAPPEN HERE. BUT IT HAS. >>IT HAS. THIS COME INS THE SHADOW IN THE LIGHT OF THAT. OF DAYTON, OHIO AND EL PASO WHICH HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE ON EDGE. EVERYONE THINKING SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD HAPPEN HERE IN GOOD OLD PERMIAN BASIN WEST, TEXAS OF COURSE. BUT IT SHOWS IT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO STAY VIGILANT. >>WE KNOW HOSPITALS HAVE BEEN PUT ON LOCKDOWN, THEY WERE EXPECTING A LOT OF VICTIMS. 21 SHOOTING VICTIMS. THAT’S WHAT THE POLICE CHIEF IS REPORTING. THERE WAS ALSO CHIEF, EXCUSE ME, SHERIFF MIKE GRIFFITHS WHO WAS THERE. JOHN ALVAREZ, THEY WERE INVOLVED AS WELL. FIRE RESCUE. JASON COTTON REPORTED ALL OF THE FIRE RESCUE FOLKS WERE OKAY AND WERE HELPING OUT. WE KNOW SOME ARE CRITICAL. PLEASE PUT THEM IN YOUR PRAYERS. WE KNOW THIS WAS AN ACTIVE SCENE. A TRAFFIC STOP IS WHAT THEY BELIEVE LED TO THIS. AND IT WAS A VERY CHAOTIC DAY. >>OKAY, WE MAY HAVE SOME MORE INFORMATION. LET’S GO BACK TO THE PRESS. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>JUST GOT TEND OF THAT. THAT WAS JOHN ALVAREZ WITH ODESSA FIRE AND RESCUE. >>THEY HAVE PLAYED A LARGE ROLE IN THIS ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION. YOU HAVE SEEN OFR AMBULANCES WHEN THEY WERE ON THE HUNT FOR THIS SUSPECT. THEY WERE PLAYING A LARGE PART IN HELPING THOSE WHO WERE HURT. AS YOU SAID, 21 ARE SHOT IN THIS INCIDENT. 21 HURT. >>SHOOTING VICTIMS, YES. >>SHOOTING VICTIMS. WE WILL GET THE INFO CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ BROUGHT TO US. THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD ALL AFTERNOON. WORKING TO BRING US THE LATEST INFORMATION. KEEP US INFORMED WHILE KEEPING US SAFE. THOSE ARE TWO VERY IMPORTANT THINGS BUT IT IS HARD TO KEEP THOSE BALANCED. MAKING SURE THEY ARE SAFE AND COMMUNICATING WHAT IS GOING ON HERE. >>AND NOTHING WORSE WHEN YOU ARE ON THE AIR THAN TO SEE OFFICERS TELLING YOU TO GET TO SAFETY. YOU CAN UNDERSTAND OUR CONFUSION. SEVERAL PEOPLE TEXTED US SAYING WHAT’S GOING ON. WE COULDMENT REALLY TELL YOU, BUT KNOW THIS IS VERY ACTIVE. THIS IS HOW SERIOUS THIS WAS. AND OF COURSE, THERE WERE REPORTS OF MULTIPLE SCENES AROUND TOWN. SO THIS SITUATION WAS PROBABLY REPEATED SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE CHIEF SAYING THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED. THE BIG TAKEAWAY IS THERE WAS JUST THE ONE SHOOTER, LET’S HOPE THAT’S TRUE. THERE WERE 21 VICTIMS, FIVE KILLED. >>AND WE ARE WORKING TO GET THE CONDITIONS OF EACH OF THOSE IN THE HOSPITAL. WE ARE HOPING THAT THEY WILL ALL BE OKAY. BUT UNFORTUNATELY, FIVE WERE KILLED. THIS IS A TRAGIC SITUATION HAPPENING HERE IN OUR HOME. LOOKING AT VIDEO. YOU CAN SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON INSIDE MUSIC CITY HALL EARLIER. PEOPLE WITH THEIR HANDS ON TOP OF THEIR HEADS BEING EVACUATED BY DPS TROOPERS. THIS WAS COMING FROM OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE SENDING US THESE VIDEOS. THAT WAS WHAT WAS GOING ON WHEN WE HAD THE SCARE. THERE ARE PEOPLE SHUFFLING OUT OF MUSIC CITY MALL AS WE SPEAK. YOU ARE SEEING PEOPLE SHUFFLE. POLICE IN THEIR BULLET OOF VEST WITH THEIR RIFLES. A VERY TENSE SITUATION. QUITE A TOUGH SITUATION FOR EVERYONE. BUT, WE ARE ALL OKAY HERE. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE Y’ALL KNOW THAT. THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE IT WAS SAFE FOR US TO RETURN TO THE DESK. THEY MOVED EVERYONE OUTSIDE AND ACROSS THE PARKING LOT WHEN THIS ALL HAPPENED. WE ARE SEEING SEVERAL VIDEOS POPPING UP ON FACEBOOK. WE APPRECIATE YOU SENNING US THESE VIDEOS COMING IN. WE HAVE SO MUCH INFORMATION FLOWING INTO THE NEWS ROOM. 21 SHOOTING VICTIMS OUT OF THE ENTIRE SITUATION. FIVE OF THOSE SHOT, WE ARE WORKING ON GETTING INFORMATION ON THE CONDITION OF THE VICTIMS. THEY COULD BE BETWEEN MIDLAND, ODESSA. >>WHICH MAY HAPPEN. SO, THIS TURNED OUT TO BE A CHAOTIC DAY. THEY ARE SPENDING THEIR LABOR DAY WEEKEND COMING IN TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS. SOMETHING WE NEVER THOUGHT WOULD HAPPEN BUT DID. THIS IS THE WEEKEND OF LABOR DAY. A LOT OF FOLKS TRAVELING OUT OF TOWN. IF YOU TRAVEL OUT OF TOWN, WE HOPE THAT YOU ARE ENJOYING THAT. BUT KNOW THAT HERE, WE HOPE HAVE BEGUN TO CALM DOWN A BIT. THERE WERE 21 PEOPLE SHOT. WE KNOW THAT THEY WILL RECOVER. A LOT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WORKED. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IS ON THIS. YOU HEARD THE PRESS CONFERENCE WITH ODESSA POLICE. ODESSA FIRE RESCUE GETTING US UP TO DATE. THERE WERE SOME OFFICERS SHOT. THIS STARTED AS A TRAFFIC STOP. PULLED OVER. THEN A CHASE ENSUED SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY. MORE PEOPLE WERE SHOT. AND THEN PERHAPS, THAT TRADE OF VEHICLES. I WILL TALK WHILE THEY ARE DOING THIS. WE KNOW THERE ARE THREE. AGAIN, ACCORDING TO POLICE CHIEF, ODESSA POLICE, MIDLAND POLICE, WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THOSE INJURIES. FIVE KILLED. 21 SHOOTING VICTIMS. WE DON’T KNOW HOW THOSE FOLKS ARE. SOME PERHAPS WERE SENT TO LOVACH. WE ALSO KNOW THAT ACCORDING TO THE POLICE CHIEF, HE BELIEVES THAT THE SUSPECT WAS A WHITE MALE IN HIS 30s . THEY HAVE NOT RELEASED HIS NAME AT THIS TIME. THEY WERE ASKED IF WE FEEL LIKE THIS IS OVER. AND HE SAYS TO THEIR KNOWLEDGE, BUT CERTAINLY WANT FOLKS TO CONTINUE TO BE VIGILANT. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, YOU ARE TO REPORT IT. WE WERE CLEARED OUT OF THE MALL BECAUSE THERE WERE REPORTS OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER. THIS IS WHEN THEY TOLD US TO GET OUT OF OUR OFFICES. THEY ARE CERTAINLY TAKING THIS VERY, VERY SERIOUS. AND SO, YOU SHOULD AS WELL. THERE WERE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT WERE SHUT DOWN. A LOT OF VICTIMS IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. SO KNOW THAT THIS IS STILL ACTIVE AS FAR AS THAT IS CONCERNED. AND, WE HOPE THAT YOU ARE SPENDING IT INDOORS WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. STAYING SAFE. AND WE HOPE AGAIN THAT THIS IS OVER. >>WE HOPE SO. THAT IT IS OVER. OF COURSE, AS YOU SAW IN THE VIDEO WE SHOT FROM OUR CBS STUDIOS INTO THE HALLWAY BEHIND THE GLASS WINDOW. SEVERAL FAMILIES WERE HERE SHOPPING WHEN THIS ALL HAPPENED. WHEN THIS ALL BROKE OUT. I CAN’T IMAGINE HOW TERRIFYING IT IS. FOR A SCARE TO EVEN HAPPEN AT ANY OF THESE LOCATIONS AND IT CAUSES SUCH IS A PANIC WHERE WE HAVE TO SHOOT AWAY. IT IS BOUND, LIKE THE CHIEF SAID, IT IS EXPECTED, YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN THE MALL SHOPPING RIGHT NOW. DOESN’T APPEAR TO BE THE CASE. SCOURING THE BUILDING, ARMED OFFICERS. DPS TROOPERS. THERE WERE A LOT OF AGENCIES HELPING IN THIS SEARCH THROUGH MUSIC CITY MALL. AND I’M SURE, THE SAME COULD BE SAID AT TWIN PEAKS. THOSE ARE ALL LOCATIONS WHERE THIS SAME PROCESS PROBABLY HAPPENED AND UNFORTUNATELY HAPPENED RIGHT HERE AT MUSIC CITY MALL AS WE CAME ON THE AIR. >>WE WANT TO THANK YOU IF YOU TUNED IN. WE APOLOGIZE. I KNOW THERE WERE TIMES WE WEREN’T HEAR ON THE DESK, BUT HOPEFULLY YOU COULD STILL HEAR US. A LOT OF IT UNTIL WE HEARD FROM THE ODESSA POLICE CHIEF TO GET US THE FULL DETAILS WAS A LITTLE, THERE WAS NOT ANYTHING CONFIRMED. NOW WE KNOW WHAT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED. WE WILL STILL BE PIECING TOGETHER. WE WILL PROBABLY LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FOLKS WHO WERE KILLED AND OUR THOUGHTS AN PRAYERS WITH THEIR FAMILIES TONIGHT. THOSE SHOOTING VICTIMS, OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AS WELL. WE BELIEVE THERE WAS JUST ONE SHOOTER, THAT FROM THE POLICE CHIEF WITH THE CITY OF ODESSA. SO DECEMBER IS A POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF THERE AS WELL. A LOT OF AGENCIES INVOLVED IN THIS. IT WAS A VERY ACTIVE AND SCARY SCENE FOR MANY OUT AND ABOUT TODAY. WHETHER YOU WERE AT THE MALL. JUST DRIVING DOWN THE STREET TO SEE OFFICERS STANDING AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH GUNS, HAD TO BE A SCARY SCENE FOR EVERYONE. AND SO, THAT IS HOW SERIOUS THIS WAS. SOMETHING WE NEVER THOUGHT WOULD HAPPEN HERE, BUT IT HAS. >>IT REALLY SEEMS LIKE IT WOULDN’T. YOU WOULDN’T IMAGINE POLICE OFFICERS STANDING IN THE STREETS. THEY WERE DOING THAT EVEN AS WE SPEAK. THE THREAT HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF AFTER THE SUSPECT WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY OFFICERS. WE ARE GETTING NEW VIDEO FROM THE OLIVE GARDEN. >>OKAY, THIS IS WHAT I DROVE THROUGH ON THE WAY UP HERE. AS YOU CAN SEE, PART OF THE ROAD IS BLOCKED OFF. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED. THERE WERE MANY REPORTS OF SHOOTING SCENES. WE DIDN’T KNOW HOW MANY WERE INVOLVED. NOW, IT APPEARS THERE MAY HAVE BEEN THE ONE PERSON. LET’S HOPE THAT THE CASE. >>AND WE ARE GETTING NEW INFORMATION NOW FROM MIDLAND MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL. THEY ARE SAYING THEY WILL BE HOLDING A SHORT PRESS CONFERENCE AT 6:30. THEY WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN REGARD TO THE ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION. MATT COLLINS. GIVERRING AN UPDATE SINCE THEY WERE THERE EARLIER. >>THEY WERE SELECTING A NUMBER OF VICTIMS THAT THEY TOOK IN. WE KNOW THAT SEVERAL TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ODESSA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER. THERE WERE 21 SHOOTING VICTIMS SO WE WILL GET AN UPDATE FROM THEM. COMING UP HERE AT ABOUT 6:30. THERE WILL BE SOME NEWS CONFERENCES THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. WE ARE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW THIS STORY. IT IS CERTAINLY NOT OVER YET. BECAUSE, THERE IS WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW. AND AGAIN, 21 PEOPLE SHOT. FIVE KILLED. THE SHOOTER WAS SHOT AND KILLED. THE POLICE CHIEF ALSO CONFIRMING THAT SAYING THAT THEY BELIEVE PERHAPS THIS IS OVER. BECAUSE, THERE HAVE NOT BEEN ANY OTHER REPORTS OF ANY SHOOTINGS. THAT’S WHY HE BELIEVES THAT. BUT, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BE ON THE ALERT. AND ALSO, HE WANTED TO LET PEOPLE KNOW, IF YOU BELIEVE SOMETHING IS GOING ON, DON’T HESITATE TO REPORT. >>ABSOLUTELY. THAT IS IMPORTANT. AND HOW THE ROADS IN THE AREA WERE BEING SHUT DOWN AND DIVERTED. I-20 WAS BLOCKED OFF BETWEEN LOOP 250 AND EAST 338. WE HAVEN’T HEARD ANY WORD THAT HAS BEEN REOPENED AT ALL. THEY COULD BE INVESTIGATING A PARTIAL SCENE. IS I-20 BACK OPEN? WE HAVE NOT HEARD ANY WORD OTHERWISE. I WOULD CONSIDER IT CLOSED AND AVOID THE AREA WHILE THEY INVESTIGATE. BUT YES, WE ARE EXPECTING NEW INFORMATION. POSSIBLY SOME CONDITION UPDATES ON THE PATIENTS. AT APPROXIMATELY 6:30, THEY WILL TRY TO GET US SOME MORE INFORMATION. WE HAD A LOT OF QUESTIONS. A COUPLE OF SCARES. THEY PROVIDED SOME ANSWERS. >>MATTHEW AND I TRIED TO STAY ON AS LONG AS WE COULD. A LOT OF IT WAS INFORMATION YOU HAVE HEARD. AND WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU HAD HEARD WHAT WE CONFIRMED. THE NEWS CONFERENCE HELPED US OUT WITH THE DETAILS. CLOSING IN ON WHAT HAS BEEN A CHAOTIC DAY. THIS STARTED AROUND 2:00 PERHAPS. 2:30 WHEN THIS STARTED. IF YOU HEARD MULTIPLE SIRENS, POLICE CARS, REPORTS OF THINGS GOING ON. >>IT IS SHOWING THE POLICE AROUND THE MALL. >>LET’S LOOK AT OUR CAM. THIS WILL SHOW THE SCENE AROUND MUSIC CITY MALL. OH, THIS IS CINERGY. THERE YOU GO. THERE ARE A LOT OF POLICE CARS ALONG 42nd AND TANGLEWOOD IS WHERE THIS IS. SO AGAIN, THERE WERE REPORTS OF MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS AROUND, YOU SAW THE DPS HELICOPTER. CERTAINLY A HEAVY PRESENCE HERE. I’M SURE THERE WERE REPORTS LIKE THIS ALL OVER. THERE WAS A SCENE AT 38th AND WALNUT. WE KNOW THE SHOOTER MAY HAVE SHOT SOMEONE TO GET A MAIL VEHICLE. WE DON’T KNOW ALL THE DETAILS BUT WE KNOW 21 WERE SHOT. FIVE KILLED. THAT WAS THE TAKE AWAY. WHEN YOU THINK YOUR COMMUNITY, THIS COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE, IT DID. >>IT REALLY DID. AND, BY THE WAY, A POINT OF REFERENCE, YOU ARE LOOKING AT YOUR POINT OF VIEW IS GRAND VIEW. GRAND VIEW AND 42nd STREET. A HUGE PRESENCE STILL OUT AND ABOUT. THOUGH THE THREAT HAS ESSENTIALLY BEEN ELIMINATED, THEY ARE STILL OUT AND ABOUT. CAN WE BRING UP THE WEATHER GRAPHIC AND GET A LOOK AT WHERE CINERGY IS? WHERE THE SUSPECT WAS SHOT AND KILLED, POSSIBLY IN THE USPS TRUCK. IT IS LOCATED OFF OF 191. ALMOST TO MISSION BOULEVARD. THIS IS WHERE POLICE ARE STILL ACTIVELY INVESTIGATING WHAT HAPPENED HERE. >>JACOB WAS AT THE SCENE. HE WAS ACTUALLY AT MISSION FITNESS WHICH IS DOWN THE ROAD FROM THAT. CERTAINLY SOME TENSE SITUATION OVER THERE. HE WAS THERE GETTING INFORMATION. IT WAS A MIDLAND POLICE OFFICER WHO FIRST TOLD SHANE THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT WAS SHOT. AND CHIEF MIKE REPORTING THAT. IT TOOK A LOT OF FOLKS TO DO THIS. A PAT ON THE BACK TO ALL OF THOSE FOLKS WHO SPENT THEIR HOLIDAY. I’M SURE MOST OF THEM WERE HOME. LIKE MOST OF US. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, DPS, U.S. MARSHALS. A LOT OF AGENCIES. MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL POLICE. HOSPITAL DISTRICT POLICE. >>WE ARE GETTING NEW INFORMATION NOW. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYS HE WAS JUST BRIEFED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR REGARDING THE SHOOTINGS IN TEXAS. FBI AND LAW ENFORCEMENT HE SAYS IS FULLY ENGAGED, MORE TO FOLLOW. PRESIDENT TRUMP REACTING TO THE SHOOTINGS HERE. IT SHOWS THE WEIGHT OF THE SITUATION HAPPENING HERE LOCALLY. >>I WAS AT THE HOSPITAL EARLIER. AND THE EMERGENCY ROOM CERTAINLY BUSY. BUT, VERY CHAOTIC. I KNOW AT ONE POINT, THEY TOLD THE FOLKS IN THERE, IF YOU WERE NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED OR NOT NEEDING TO SEE SOMEONE IMMEDIATELY, TO EXPECT A WEIGHT. WE DON’T KNOW HOW MANY WERE TAKEN. COMING UP AT 5:0, WE WILL JOIN A NEWS CONFERENCE FROM MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL. WE MAY KNOW HOW MANY THEY TREATED THROUGH THIS ALL. 21 SHOOTING VICTIMS. FIVE KILLED. >>WE ARE WAITING ON THE HOSPITAL TERRIFIC. HAVING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE NEXT FIVE TO TEN MINUTES. WE WILL GET SOME NEW INFORMATION REGARDING THE CONDITIONS. PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING, SOUNDING OFF HERE. SAYING HE WAS BRIEFED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR ON WHAT’S GOING ON. HE IS EXPECTING SOME MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW FROM THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO STAY HOME. IT IS IMPORTANT YOU STAY HOME. THEY HAVE NOT SAID, THEY BELIEVE THE THREAT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY EXTINGUISHED. JUST KEEP YOURSELF AWARE. YOU ARE STILL IN A PUBLIC PLACE, IF YOU ARE BEING EVACUATED. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR LOVED ONES KEEP A SWIVEL ON. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. THAT’S SOMETHING THE CHIEF WANTS EVERYONE TO KEEP IN THE BACK OF THEIR MIND. 21 SHOT IN THIS INCIDENT. FIVE KILLED. WE HAD OFFICER SHOT. ONE OPD OFFICER. ALL SHOT IN THIS. AND THEY SAID, HE PULLED OVER, A CHASE ENSUED. ENDED UP SHOOTING THE OFFICER. AND HE ENDED UP AT CINERGY WHERE HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED. >>6:25 ON SATURDAY. LABOR DAY WEEKEND. NO, WE’RE GOOD, WE’RE GOOD. WE THANK YOU WHO HAVE GONE ON FACEBOOK. SENT US MESSAGES OR EMAILS TO CHECK IN ON US. THANK YOU. WE WILL JOIN A NEWS CONFERENCE COMING UP AT 6:30. THAT WILL BE MIDDLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WHERE WE WILL GET AN UPDATE FROM THEM. WE KNOW THE EMERGENCY ROOM THERE WAS LOCKED DOWN. >>A LITTLE EARLY THERE. BUT AGAIN, WE WANT TO REITERATE, THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN NOT IDENTIFIED BY NAME. HE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE IN HIS 30s . THE INFORMATION STILL COMING IN, HERE’S A LIVE LOOK OVER AT MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL. ON FIFTH AND WASHINGTON. WHERE THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE TAKING PLACE IN A FEW MOMENTS. >>WHERE THE CARS ARE PARKED, THAT’S THE EMERGENCY ROOM. WHERE WE IMAGINE A NUMBER OF THE SHOOTING VICTIMS WERE TAKEN. WE DON’T KNOW HOW MANY ARE CRITICAL. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER THAT WENT THERE. TO EXACT HOSPITALS. THERE ARE REPORTS SOME WENT TO LOVACH AND THAT IS POSSIBLE. 21 SHOT, FIVE KILLED. STILL A VERY HECTIC DAY TODAY. WE HOPE YOU GET A CHANCE TO ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR WEEKEND. HOPEFULLY, THIS IS WRAPPED UP. THAT’S THE THING THAT THE POLICE CHIEF SAID THAT HE FELT LIKE BUT THEY WILL REMAIN VIGILANT AND YOU SHOULD TOO. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT YOU DON’T THINK LOOKS LIKE, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE. THEY ARE SAFE AT HOME, AND WE ARE GLAD TO SEE THAT. WE HOPE YOU WILL KEEP THE SHOOTING VICTIMS. THE FIVER KILLED, YOU WILL KEEP THEM IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. CERTAINLY A TOUGH DAY IN MIDLAND ODESSA. >>THE REASON THE CHIEF WANTS TO SAY THEY HAVE GOTTEN THE THREAT ELIMINATED. THEY WANT PEACE OF MIND. ONCE YOU GO TO BED, THEY ARE STILL OUT. MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS SAFE. ALL THROUGH NIGHT. THROUGH THE WEEKEND. BUT THIS IS QUITE A WEEKEND FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT SHOPPING. WE JUST WRAPPED UP THE SECOND WEEK OF SCHOOL. PEOPLE WERE STILL SHOPPING HERE, WE ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS WE GO. YOU WILL SEE US LOOKING DOWN AT OUR PHONES A LOT. THAT’S A WAY WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF OUR INFORMATION. COLLEAGUES WORKING EXTREMELY HARD. ESPECIALLY THOSE IN THE FIELD AS WELL. BRINGING US THE LATEST INFORMATION AS SAFELY AS THEY CAN. EVEN HERE IN MUSIC CITY MALL WHERE WE HAD THE SCARE. WE HAVE TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE NO MATTER WHAT. LOOKS LIKE THE MALL HAS ESSENTIALLY BEEN PRETTY MUCH CLEARED. >>THE MALL IS CLOSED AND IT WILL NOT REOPEN UNTIL NOON TOMORROW. IF YOUR PLANS WERE TO COME OUT HERE, THOUGH THINGS HAVE CALMED DOWN, THEY WILL GO AHEAD AND CLOSE DOWN. IT WILL NOT REOPEN UNTIL NOON TOMORROWMENT HOPEFULLY, YOU CAN GET BACK TO SOMEWHAT OF A NORMAL WEEKEND. THANK YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENTS. MANY OF THEM HAD TO STAY OUTSIDE IN THE HEAT. MANY OF THEM WERE IN THEIR CARS IN THE INTERSECTIONS OR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MEDIANS ON 191. THEY WERE ALONG THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH GUNS. OKAY. OKAY. I BELIEVE WE RECORDED THAT. IS THAT WHAT WE DID? SO WE HAVE RECORDED THIS NEWS CONFERENCE THAT JUST HAPPENED AT MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL. LET’S TAKE THAT RIGHT NOW AND LET YOU HEAR WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY. OH, THIS IS THE OPD NEWS CONFERENCE. LET’S AGAIN SHOW YOU THAT FROM EARLIER. >>POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED. >>WENT EASTBOUND BACK ON 42nd. TOWARD CINERGY, A LOCAL MOVIE THEATER. AT THIS POINT, WAS CONTACTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. OFFICERS FROM THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE MIDLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. AND I’M SURE OTHERS. THIS IS A VERY FLUID CHANGING SITUATION. SO PLEASE UNDERSTAND WHAT I’M TELLING YOU IS NOT WRITTEN IN STONE. THESE FACTS, THIS KNOWLEDGE CAN CHANGE. OKAY? AT THAT POINT, THIS SUBJECT WAS CONTACTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. AND, EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE HAPPENED. AND, THAT SUBJECT IS DECEASED AT THAT LOCATION. WE HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT INJURED. THE DPS TROOPER IN MIDLAND COUNTY. WE HAVE ONE MPD OFFICER. AND ONE OPD OFFICER THAT WAS STRUCK. AS FAR AS CIVILIAN CASUALTIES, WE HAVE AT LEAST 21 VICTIMS. 21 SHOOTING VICTIMS. AND AT LEAST FIVE DECEASED AT THIS POINT IN TIME. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT JUST AN OPD AND MIDLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AND DPS THING. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE WAS INVOLVED IN THE HUNT FOR THIS GUY. OUR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, POLICE DEPARTMENT. OUR UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, PERMIAN BASIN SCHOOL POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS INVOLVED. THIS WAS A JOINT EFFORT BY JUST A MULTITUDE OF DEPARTMENTS TO FIND THIS ANIMAL AND BRING HIM TO JUSTICE. AT THIS POINT,LY TAKE QUESTIONS. >>HAS THE SUSPECT BEEN IDENTIFIED? >>RIGHT NOW, I WILL TELL YOU THAT HE IS A WHITE MALE IN HIS MID 30s . I DON’T HAVE A POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION ON HIM YET. I HAVE AN IDEA WHO HE IS. SO I WON’T RELEASE THAT INFORMATION UNTIL WE ARE ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE. >>ARE THERE ANY CURRENT ACTIVE SHOOTERS GOING ON AT THIS TIME? >>>OKAY, SO WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT NOW, THIS IS MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL, THE CEO IS ABOUT TO TALK. WE WILL JOIN THAT HERE IN JUST A SECOND. HE IS GETTING READY TO SPEAK AT THIS TIME. WE WANT TO JOIN THAT AND SEE WHAT THEY CAN TALK ABOUT AS FAR AS THE NUMBER OF VICTIMS WHO WENT THERE. LET’S JOIN THIS. OKAY. SO WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR THIS TO START. THIS IS RUSSELL TIPPIN, THE CEO AT THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL CENTER. A NUMBER OF VICTIMS WENT THERE AS THEY WENT TO OTHER HOSPITALS AS WELL. WE MAY GET ANOTHER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WAS INVOLVED IN THE HOSPITAL. WHO ELSE WAS TAKEN THERE. PERHAPS MAYBE SOME CONDITIONS AS WELL. YOU KNOW, THAT 21 WERE SHOT. FIVE WERE KILLED. SO, WE WILL GET MORE HERE FROM THE CEO HERE IN JUST A SECOND. THIS HOSPITAL LIKE I’M SURE THE OTHERS, ONE OTHER IN MIDLAND AND ODESSA PROBABLY HECTIC. IT WAS A NORMAL DAY, BUT THAT CHANGED IN A FEW HOURS. OKAY. OH, THERE WE GO. THERE’S A LOT OF FOLKS ON CELL PHONES THERE AS WELL. SO KEEP THAT IN MIND. KEN PAXTON SENDING A STATEMENT ON THE SHOOTINGS IN ODESSA. HANG ON JUST A SECOND. WE’LL GO TO HIM. >>TRY TO GET EVERYBODY TIME THE SET UP. >>HE SAYS I’M HORRIFIED TO SEE SUCH A SENSELESS ACT. THANKS TO THE COURAGEOUS LOCAL AND STATE FIRST RESPONDERS WHO WORKED QUICKLY TO STOP THIS EVIL ATTACK. I ASKED MY LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES TEAM TO ASSIST. OH, HERE WE GO. >>THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING OUT HERE ON SHORT NOTICE. WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE. FIRST OF ALL, WE ARE JUST GOING TO BE VERY SHORT. VERY BRIEF. WE FELT IT NECESSARY TO UPDATE EVERYBODY AND GET ON TOP OF THIS SITUATION. MY NAME IS RUSSELL TIPPIN. THE CEO OF THE MEDICAL CENTER HEALTH SYSTEM. I’M JOINED BY THE CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER. WE HAVE CHARISE HERE, AN RM. WHATLY DO BRIEFLY IS GET SOME FACTS. AND QUICK INFORMATION I KNOW EVERYBODY IS WANTING TO KNOW WHAT THE STATUS AN EVERYTHING IS. BUT, WE JUST WANT TO COME OUT HERE AND BRIEF. AFTER THIS IS OVER, WE WILL GO BACK, GET SOME MORE DETAILS. GET OUR HEADS WRAPPED AROUND THIS. WE WILL INFORM THE MEDIA WHEN WE COME OUT WITH MORE INFORMATION. FIRST OF ALL, LET ME START WITH THIS. ANYBODY THAT HEARS THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, YOU NEED TO GRASP ONTO YOUR LOVED ONES AND PRAY FOR THIS TOWN AND ALL THE TOWNS AND THE FAMILIES AND THE VICTIMS INVOLVED. HOLD ONTO THEM. IF YOU CAN HEAR MY VOICE, PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO STOP. AND GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOUR PRAYERS TO ALL THE FAMILIES AND THE VICTIMS OF THIS TRAGIC INCIDENT. OKAY? FIRST OF ALL, THAT’S THE FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO. I HAVE SOME INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE GOING ON. WE HAVE 14 VICTIMS IN THE HOSPITAL. 14 VICTIMS INSIDE. I’M NOT READY TO DISCUSS AGES BUT WE HAVE 14 PEOPLE ON SITE. THE HOSPITAL HAS STAGED AN AREA FOR THE FAMILIES. WE HAVE COUNSELORS, GRIEF COUNSELORS. EVERYBODY, SOCIAL WORKERS WITH THE FAMILIES RIGHT NOW. TRYING TO PROVIDE THEM SUPPORT. WE HAVE AN EXECUTIVE NURSE. THE NURSING TEAM ASSIGNED TO THAT AREA, TO UPDATE THEM, WE HAVE SOMEBODY ASSIGNED TO WORK WITH THE FAMILIES. THE HOSPITAL AND ALL THE LOCATIONS, ONCE WE FEEL IT IS SAFE TO OPEN THAT BACK UP. WE WILL. BUT RIGHT NOW, EVERYTHING IS LOCKED DOWN FOR SAFETY PURPOSES. HOUSEKEEPING, EVERYTHING IS DOING A FANTASTIC JOB. EVERYTHING IS GOOD. AT THIS POINT. AS FAR AS WE KNOW IT. WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF UPDATES. A LOT OF INFORMATION. THE HOSPITAL IS STABLE. SECURE.>>OKAY, SO WE ARE HAVING SOME ISSUES. THE WAY WE USE TECHNOLOGY NOW. WE HAVE A SPAN THERE WHERE WE ARE HAVING SOME ISSUES. THIS MAY COME IN WHILE WE ARE HERE. PRAY FOR THE VICTIMS IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, HUG YOUR FAMILY. 14 VICTIMS AT THE HOSPITAL. THERE IS A STAGING AREA FOR FAMILIES THERE. SOCIAL WORKERS ON HAND TO ASSIST IN ANY POSSIBLE. I BELIEVE THIS MAY COME BACK UP TO US. THE EMERGENCY ROOM IS LOCKED DOWN FOR SAFETY. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE HELPING OUT AT THIS TIME AND THE HOSPITAL IS STABLE AND SECURE. THOSE ARE THE UPDATES WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT. A LOT OF MEDIA THERE. AS WE ARE AS WELL. THOSE WERE THE TAKE AWAYS. THEY DO HAVE SOME VICTIMS THERE. 14 TOTAL. HE DID NOT GO INTO DETAILS AS FAR AS THE EXTENT OF INJURIES WHICH WE DIDN’T EXPECT THAT THEY WOULD. BUT HE DOES SAY THEY ARE ASSISTING THE FAMILIES AS WELL. ALSO, THERE ARE SOCIAL WORKERS THERE. >>THERE WAS AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT IN TERMS OF BLOOD DONATIONS. THEY STILL HAVE A GOOD BLOOD SOURCE. THEY ARE GOOD ON BLOOD SUPPLY NOW. OKAY, WE ARE GETTING NEW VIDEO WE ARE ABOUT TO SHOW. OF THIS SUSPECT RUSHED BY POLICE OFFICERS AT THE ODESSA CINERGY. YOU ARE SEEING, OH, YOU CAN SEE THE USPS VAN CRASHING INTO AN ODESA VIDEO. YOU CAN SEE THEM TELLING THEM TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE, GUNS DRAWN. THIS IS THE SUSPECT SHOT AND KILLED AFTER HE RAMMED INTO THIS ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT VEHICLE. >>THAT MAY BE A MIDLAND COUNTY VEHICLE. AGAIN, THIS APPEARS WHERE THEY SHOT AN KILLED THE SUSPECT IN THE MAIL VAN. THE USPS VAN. WE DON’T KNOW HOW HE GOT THAT VAN. HE IS SAID TO BE A WHITE MALE IN HIS 30s . THE ONLY SHOOTER. THAT’S FROM THE POLICE CHIEF WHO REPORTED THIS IS THE ONLY ONE. AS YOU HEARD, THERE ARE SOME VICTIMS AT THE HOSPITAL. 14 AT MEDICAL CENTER. WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THE OTHERS WENTMENT GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT SAID HE WOULD COME TO THE AREA TOMORROW. WE HEARD THE STATEMENT FROM KEN PAXTON. IS AWARE OF THIS SITUATION GOING ON. SO, KNOW THAT THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF SHOOTINGS ALL OVER TOWN THEY WERE INVESTIGATING. THERE WERE SOME POSTS AT MIDLAND PARK MALL. AT MUSIC CITY MALL. AND POLICE CAME THROUGH AN CHECKED IT. HE SAID THAT IS EXPECTED. IT IS CHAOTIC. THAT IS NOT OUT OF THE NORM. THEY REALLY FEEL LIKE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT HEARD ANY REPORTS OF ANY KIND OF SHOOTINGS OR ANYTHING THAT WERE GOING ON WHILE THIS PERSON WAS GOING AROUND. THEY FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE ONE PERSON. THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THAT PERSON, THEY WERE TRYING TO GET HIM INTO CUSTODY, BUT THEY ENDED UPSHOT AND KILLED THIS SUSPECT AND THEY BELIEVE HE MAY BE THE ONLY ONE. >>THIS WAS A TERRIFYING SITUATION FOR ANYONE, ESPECIALLY WITH A RANDOM ACTIVE SHOOTER GOING AROUND TOWN ALLEGEDLY SHOOTING AND EVENTUALLY CRASHING INTO A POLICE OFFICER ENDING WITH HIMSELF BEING KILLED. THE RESILIENCE OF WEST TEXAS. THIS IS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOT COMING TO SUPPORT WEST TEXAS. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON WHAT HAPPENED. OFFERING WELL WISHES. REMINDING EVERYONE, THEY HAVE GOOD BLOOD SOURCES. IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO DONATE BLOOD FOR INCIDENTS LIKE THIS. BUT, MCH STILL LOCKED DOWN FOR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. 14 VICTIMS TAKEN TO THE MEDICAL HOSPITALS. THEY DO HAVE A FAMILY STAGING AREA. THEY HAVE A NURSE TENDING TO THE FAMILIES IN THE AREA, THEY ARE WITH A NURSE, TAKING CARE OF THEM. LETTING THEM KNOW OF ANY UPDATES THAT MIGHT BE COMING IN. AND HE HAD THIS WONDERFUL QUOTE TO GRAB ONTO YOUR LOVED ONES. PRAY FOR THIS TOWN. STOP AN GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THOSE IMPACTED BY THIS. I THINK THAT WAS A WONDERFUL QUOTE BY RUSSELL OF CHS. >>WE WERE FEELING IN A SITUATION IN EL PASO WE NEVER THOUGHT WOULD HAPPEN THERE. NOW, HERE IN ODESSA MIDLAND. SOMEONE ASKED IF I-20 IS OPEN. WE DON’T KNOW. WE WILL TRY TO REACH OUT TO THE DPS TROOPERS TO KNOW FOR SURE. THEY WERE ASKING PEOPLE TO STAY OFF OF I-20. SO RECAPPING, ABOUT 2:30 THIS AFTERNOON, THIS STARTED OUT AS A CALL THAT THERE WAS A SHOOTING. WE WERE TOLD IT WAS A TRAFFIC STOP. A DPS TROOPER WENT TO CONFRONT THIS PARTICULAR PERSON. THEY BELIEVE THIS PERSON WHO IS NOW SHOT AND KILLED. HE FIRED A SHOT AT THAT DPS TROOPER. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF INJURIES. THAT STARTED A CHASE. REALLY WENT OVER A LARGE AREA. GETTING A MAIL TRUCK. AND FEELING LIKE THEY GOT HIM BEHIND THIS CINERGY CINEMA. SO, THIS STARTED AROUND 2:30 THIS AFTERNOON. REPORTS BEGAN FLOODING IN ABOUT MULTIPLE SHOOTING SCENES. DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE EARLIER FROM ODESSA POLICE, THE POLICE CHIEF SAYING THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED. IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, FOLKS ARE BEING CAREFUL. THEY HEAR SOMETHING THEY THINK MAY BE WHAT IT IS. AND YOU SHOULD BE VIGILANT. BECAUSE, OBVIOUSLY, IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN. WE SAW IT HAPPEN HERE. AND SO, WE THANK YOU FOR MANY OF YOU REACHING OUT TO SEE IF WE WERE OKAY. DURING OUR REPORTS. MANY OF YOU SAW THAT. WE HAD TO DUCK AWAY BECAUSE THERE WERE REPORTS OF A SHOOTING HERE. THIS HAS AFFECTED A LOT OF PEOPLE. THANKS TO OUR LAW ENFORCEABILITY AGENCIES OUT HERE. THE MEDICAL CENTER WILL GIVE ANOTHER UPDATE. >>WHAT TIME? 7:45. OKAY. ALSO, THE PERMIAN BASIN PUTTING OUT, THIS IS FOR STUDENTS. IF YOU ARE A STUDENT, IF YOU ARE AN ON CAMPUS RESIDENT, THEY WILL WANT TO VERIFY YOU ARE OKAY. IF YOU LIVE IN THE RESIDENCE AND DINING HALL, THE HALL DIRECTOR WILL BE CHECKING IN WITH YOU. IF YOU LIVE IN THE APARTMENTS, YOU’LL HAVE TO COME ON THE PARKER RANCH HOUSE, WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT SOME VIDEO HERE AT CINERGY. IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THIS AREA, LOOKS LIKE THE PEOPLE IN CINERGY, THEY WERE TELLING YOU TO STAY INSIDE. THIS IS PROBABLY WHEN THE CAR CAME RAMMING INTO IT. SHOTS WERE FIRED. TAKING COVER FOR THEIR SAFETY. RIGHT NEXT DOOR. >>A SCARY SITUATION. >>EXTREMELY SCARY. BUT THAT SHOWS THE SERIOUSNESS OF WHAT WAS GOING ON AT THE TIME WHEN THAT SUSPECT BARGED ONTO THE PROPERTY OF CINERGY ODESSA OFF OF HIGHWAY 191 AND RAMMED INTO A POLICE OFFICER’S VEHICLE AND ENDED WITH HIM BEING SHOT AND KILLED. >>A LOT OF YOU HAVE BEEN POSTING THESE VIDEO AND WE THANK YOU FOR ALL THE VIDEOS. WE WILL TAKE TIME TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THEM. I MUST HAVE 43 TEXTS. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CHECKING IN TO LET PEOPLE KNOW. IT IS GOOD TO SEE THAT PEOPLE ARE CHECKING IN SAYING THEY ARE OKAY. MANY IN SHOCK STILL. IT PRETTY WELL SUMS IT UP. NO ONE THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN BUT IT HAS. AGAIN, TO CONTINUE TO REITERATE, ACCORDING TO ODESSA POLICE, THEY BELIEVER IT WAS JUST THIS ONE SHOOTER THEY SAID FIVE KILLED. TWO OFFICERS SHOT. OF THE 21 SHOOTING VICTIMS, WE HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT WITH THEM. THERE ARE COUNSELORS. AND THERE ARE SOCIAL WORKERS AT THE HOSPITAL TO HELP THESE SHOOTING VICTIMS FAMILIES TRYING TO GET INFORMATION ON THEIR LOVED ONES. AN ODESSA POLICE OFFICER, DPS TROOPER SHOT. MULTIPLE AGENCIES WORKED ON THIS. IT WAS QUITE A CHAOTIC SCENE IN ODESSA AND MIDLAND. FOLKS WERE VIGILANT ENOUGH TO REPORT WHAT WAS GOING ON. AND NO DOUBT, I’M SURE HELPED IN CAPTURING THIS PARTICULAR PERSON. >>AND YOU BROUGHT UP COUNSELING. WE WILL GO TO THE REPORTER ON THE FIELD. JACOB JOINS US AT CINERGY ODESSA. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING OUT THERE NOW? >>HEY. NO REAL UPDATES. I CAN TELL YOU WHO HAS SHOWN UP. MIKE GRIFFITHS IS HERE. ALSO, AN OFFICER, A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE ATF IS HERE AS WELL. THEY ARE BROUGHT IN WHEN YOU HAVE EVENTS LIKE THIS. BECAUSE, THAT FIREARMS ANGLE THAT THEY OF COURSE ENFORCE. AND, REGULATE. INFORMATION WISE, I ONLY KNOW AS MUCH AS YOU GUYS KNOW. THEY ARE BACK AT THE STUDIO TRYING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THESE THINGS. WE WILL KEEP STANDING BY WAITING TO GET AN UPDATE FROM THE LIEUTENANT WHO HAS BEEN OUR SOURCE OF INFORMATION HERE. I WILL TURN THIS WAY SO YOU CAN SEE THE SYNERGY. A VERY HEAVY PRESENCE. PERSONNEL WALKING AROUND OVER THERE. PLENTY OF LIGHTS. THEY HAVE NOT CLEARED THAT BY ANY MEANS. PEOPLE CONTINUING TO SHOW UP AND BE A PART OF THE MEETINGS AND THE INFORMATION SHARING GOING ON HERE AT THIS COMMAND CENTER. I’LL KEEP YOU GUYS UPDATED AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON. FOR NOW, I WILL GIVIC BAT TO YOU GUYS IN THE STUDIO. >>HE WAS THERE AT A COMMAND POST AT MISSION FITNESS. MULTIPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. YOU COULD SEE ALSO WHAT TOOK PLACE. WHERE THE SUSPECT WAS SHOT AND KILLED. WE SAW THE SCARED FOLKS IN THE FIELD AS THIS WAS GOING ON. THE SCENE HERE WAS JUST AS CHAOTIC WHEN THERE WERE REPORTS OF A SHOOTER HERE IN THE MALL. THAT’S WHAT GOT US TO CLEAR OUT OF HERE. PEOPLE TOOK OFF RUNNING. LOOKED LIKE A MAX EXODUS. MANY PEOPLE LEAVING SHOES. SO, FOLKS WE ARE GETTING TO SAFETY. THAT’S THE WAY THIS WAS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. POLICE CHIEF MIKE SAYS IS EXPECTED. >>COUNSELING SERVICES ARE BEING PROVIDED TO THE VICTIMS’ FAMILIES A MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL. COUNSELING SERVICES TONIGHT AT 7:00. IN THE NEXT TEN MINUTES AT THE PARKER RANCH HOUSE. THEY ARE MAKING SURE ALL THE STUDENTS ARE OKAY. COUNSELING SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THEM. TO THE VICTIMS FAMILIES. AGAIN, 21 VICTIMS, 14 OF THEM AT MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE BEING TREATED. WE DON’T HAVE WORD ON EACH OF THEIR CONDITIONS. FIVE PEOPLE ENDED UP KILLED IN THIS HORRIFIC ACT OF VIOLENCE. SEVERAL OFFICERS SHOT. AS YOU CAN TELL, THE VIOLENT ACT OF A SUSPECT RAMMING HIS VEHICLE. >>THEY ARE ASKING US TO SPREAD WORD THAT MIDLAND PARK MALL IS NOT CLOSED. THEY WERE NOT ON LOCKDOWN, THERE WAS A REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED AT THE DILL ADDERS. THAT WAS NOT PROVED TO BE TRUE. THEY ARE SAYING MIDLAND PARK MALL WAS NOT CLOSED OR PUT ON LOCK DOWN. MUSIC CITY MALL HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN. POLICE CAME THROUGH AND EVACUATED EVERYONE AFTER A REPORT OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER HERE. THEY TOLD US THAT THE MALL IS CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE DAY, WILL NOT REOPEN UNTIL NOON TOMORROW. BUT, THEY ANTICIPATE THEY CAN GET BACK TO REGULAR BUSINESS TOMORROW AT NOON. MIDLAND PARK SAYS PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD. THEY WERE NOT ON LOCK DOWN. THEY ARE STILL OPEN. THEY MAY BE BACK OPEN. WE HOPE YOU ARE TOGETHER WITH YOUR FAMILY AND CAN ENJOY THE WEEKEND. A TOUGH DAY FOR ODESSA AND MIDLAND AND THE AGENCIES INVOLVED. NOT SOMETHING WE EVER THOUGHT WOULD HAPPEN HERE AND IT HAS. >>BUSINESSES SHUTTERING FOR THE DAY. SAW ONE ON FACEBOOK SCROLLING THROUGH, CHICK-FIL-A AND ODESSA IN TOWN PARK. THEY WILL BE REOPENING LABOR DAY MONDAY. WE WILL GO AND TAKE A LOOK. >>WE HAVE ANOTHER VIDEO WE WILL SHOW. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. THIS WAS FROM CINERGY AS WELL. FOLKS RUNNING OUT OF THERE. THIS WAS THE SITUATION WHEN THEY WERE TOLD THIS WAS GOING ON. YOU SAW MANY OF THEM FROM A PREVIOUS VIDEO. LYING IN A FIELD. THE SUSPECT WAS TAKEN DOWN BEHIND THE CINERGY. WE SAW THE SAME SCENE HERE AT MUSIC CITY MALL WHEN THE SAME THING HAPPENED HERE. WE FEEL THEM. WE KNOW WHAT THEY WERE GOING THROUGH AN CERTAINLY THIS WAS PROBABLY THE SITUATION AROUND THE CITIES OF ODESSA AND MIDLAND MIDLAND. THEY WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE A LARGE POLICE PRESENCE ON THE CAMPUS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT TO ADDRESS ANY CONCERNS. LOCKDOWN STILL IN PLACE. THOUGH THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN SHOT AND KILLED, THEY WOULD RATHER KEEP IT ON LOCKDOWN. >>6:51. WE HAVE BEEN ON WITH YOU NONSTOP TO GET YOU UP TO DATE. WE HAVE HEARD ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON THERE. WE HAVE VIDEO OF THE USPS VAN. THIS WAS THE USPS VAN AT IT WAS DRIVING HERE. YOU SAW THEM FOLLOWING THIS PARTICULAR CAR. THIS WAS BEHIND AFTER IT TRIED TO RAM THAT PARTICULAR CAR. YOU CAN SEE THEM CHASING THIS VIDEO. AND OF COURSE, WE KNOW AFTERWARDS, THEY CAME OUT WITH GUNS DRAWN TRYING TO GET THIS GUY OUT. IT ENDED WITH THAT PERSON SHOD AND KILLED. THE POLICE CHIEF BELIEVED THIS WAS THE ONLY PERSON. NOT YET. WE WILL STAY WITH THIS VIDEO. THIS WAS AFTER HE HIT THAT MIDLAND POLICE VEHICLE. AND GOT OUT. MIDLAND COUNT TEMPERATURE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. THEY WILL SEE POLICE THEN MOVING UP TO THAT PARTICULAR VEHICLE. THERE WAS A GOLD CAR THAT THEY LOOK FOR EARLIER. WE SAW THAT CAR AT 38th. AND, I CAN’T REMEMBER. >>WALNUT. >>38th AND WALNUT. >>THAT IS WHERE THEY BELIEVE THAT THIS MAIL VAN MAY HAVE BEEN TAKEN. THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE CONFUSION. THERE IS JUST THIS ONE. LET’S SHOW THE MAP AGAIN WHERE YOU KNOW WHERE THE CINERGY IS, THIS IS HIGHWAY 191. FODRY ROAD, YOU SEE THE FLASHING BUTTON THERE. THERE IS THE CINERGY, DOWN THE ROAD IS MISSION FITNESS AND THE BIGGER ROAD IS FODERY ROAD. THAT’S WHERE ALL THAT TOOK PLACE AND THAT’S WHERE THE SUSPECT WAS TAKEN DOWN BEHIND THAT CINEMA. MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN SENDING IN A LOT OF VIDEOS TO US, WE APPRECIATE YOU FOR DOING THAT. WE ARE PIECING THROUGH THAT. I KNOW ONE PERSON ALSO SHOWING THAT THEY HAVE POSTED THE STUFF ON STAIN GRAM. THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF YOU REACHING OUT TO US. AS WE LOOK AT THAT, WE ARE POSTING ALL OF THAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. MANY OF YOU WERE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT YOU SAW. AND THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT. THE POLICE CHIEF WANTING YOU TO REMAIN VIGILANT. >>ABSOLUTELY. THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF REACTION FROM ACROSS THE NATION ON WHAT IS GOING ON HERE IN THE ODESSA MIDLAND AREA. INCLUDING FROM PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WHO HAD BEEN BRIEFED ON THIS BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR. HE IS KEEPING POSTED ON ALL OF THE UPDATES. ALL OF THE INFORMATION WE ARE PUTTING OUT ON CBS7 AS WELL. VIEWERS ACROSS THE NATION JOINING US ON FACEBOOK AS WELL. THERE HAS BEEN REACTION FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AND GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT COMING TO MIDLAND ODESSA TOMORROW TO COME EVALUATE THE SITUATION GOING ON HERE. STATE REPRESENTATIVE BROOKS RESPONDING ON FACEBOOK SAYING THIS IS A SERIOUS SITUATION. STAY IN YOUR HOMES. HE HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH DPS OFFICIALS. THE SPEAKER OF THE TEXAS HOUSE, THE GOVERNOR. AND THERE IS WORK TO KEEP US POSTED AND HE IS PRAYING FOR THE VICTIMS OF COURSE. SO MUCH REACTION. WE ARE KEEPING THE VICTIMS IN OUR THOUGHTS AN PRAYERS HERE AT CBS7 AS THIS SITUATION CONTINUES TO UNFOLD. WE ARE GETTING VIDEO FROM OUR VIEWERS. A PLACE YOU WOULD NEVER THINK HAPPENING HERE. >>JUST GOT AN UPDATE FROM MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SAYING MIDLAND MEDICAL CENTER IS ON FULL DIVERSION. EXCEPT FOR SHOOTING RELATED TRAUMA. I HAVE ASKED WHAT THAT MEANS. HOPEFULLY WE WILL GET AN EXPLANATION ON THAT. BUT KNOW THAT IS STILL ACTIVE. SO THEY ARE TREATING VICTIMS THERE. THEY DO HAVE COUNSELORS WHO ARE ON HAND. THEY HAVE OTHER SOCIAL WORKERS THERE TO HELP THE FAMILIES OF THOSE VICTIMS. SO CERTAINLY KEEP THEM IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. A LOT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WORKED ON THIS. WE TALKED ABOUT THIS. I THINK THERE WAS TALK OF AN ATF AGENT WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED. I WOULD IMAGINE THE U.S. MARSHALS WERE INVOLVED. IT WAS AN ALL HANDS ON DECK. ODESSA FIRE AND RESCUE WAS ALSO INVOLVED. IT TOOK A LOT OF RESOURCES AND THIS ALL STARTED WITH A TRAFFIC STOP. THIS ALL JUST A RECAP STARTED ABOUT 2:30 THIS AFTERNOON WITH A TRAFFIC STOP. AND, UNFORTUNATELY, A DPS TROOPER WAS SHOT. WE HOPE THAT PERSON IS OKAY. WE KNOW THAT THREE OFFICERS WERE ACTUALLY SHOT. OPD, MPD, AND DPS TROOPER. HOPEFULLY, THEIR CONDITIONS ARE OKAY. WE HAVE HAD FIVE KILLED. 21 OTHER VICTIMS. CERTAINLY A SAD DAY FOR THE CITIES OF ODESSA AND MIDLAND. BUT, RESILIENCY TOO. BECAUSE A LOT OF FOLKS HEEDED THE WARNING. WENT INSIDE, STAYED AWAY. LEFT WHEN THEY WERE TOLD TO LEAVE. WE SAW QUITE A CHAOTIC SCENE. THEY DIDN’T STICK AROUND. THEY LEFT AND GOT OUT OF THERE. YOU ARE FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTION THAT’S YOU SAW THERE. A LOT OF PEOPLE DID THAT. >>HEEDING THAT WARNING COULD KEEP THIS SITUATION FROM BEING ANY WORSE THAN WHAT IT WAS, THOUGH 21 WERE SHOT OUT OF THIS ENTIRE SITUATION. A VERY UNFORTUNATE SITUATION. WE ARE EXPECTING CONTINUOUS UPDATES FROM POLICE, FIRE. WE WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE. CBS7.COM A GREAT RESOURCE TO KEEP YOU POSTED. GOING BACK TO WHAT CHIEF OF ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT SAID. MICHAEL GERKE, THE THREAT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY ELIMINATED. HE IS NOT AWARE OF ANY OTHER SHOOTER. >>>LEADING EUROPE’S EFFORTS TO FIND REFUGE FOR CHILDREN WHO LOST THEIR ONE AND TOWARD. FOUR GROUPS ONCE CONSIDERED POLITICAL OUTSIDERS ARE GAINING A STRONG AND LOYAL FOLLOWING. ANTI-IMMIGRANT SPEECH HAS COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS. XENOPHOBIC RHETORIC IS ALSO CLIMBING. IT IS PART OF A GROWING PHENOMENON IN EUROPE. IN MANY COUNTRIES, NATIONALISTS AND FAR RIGHT PARTIES HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT ELECTORAL GAINS IN RECENT NATIONAL ELECTIONS. 70s PARTIES HAVE BECOME THE MAIN OPPOSITION VOICE. IN THIS INSTALLMENT OF CBSN ORIGINALS, ADAM YAMAGUCHI TRAVELS TO SWEDEN TO EXAMINE HOW THE INFLUX OF MIGRANTS HAS HELPED GALVANIZE RIGHT-WING POLITICS. HERE IS UNWELCOME, SWEDEN’S RISE OF THE RIGHT. >>>THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE DISPLACED BY WAR AND CONFLICTS WORLDWIDE IS THE HIGHEST IT HAS EVER BEEN. AND OF ALL THE COUNTRIES THAT ACCEPTED REFUGEES, PER CAPITA, SWEDEN RECENTLY TOOK IN THE MOST.>>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>THIS IS NOT THE SAME COUNTRY AS IT WAS BEFORE. IF YOU WANT A JOB HERE, TAKE OFF YOUR HIJAB. >>NOW, THERE ARE SIGNS THAT THE STRONGHOLD OF TOLERANCE AND DEMOCRACY IS BEING SWEPT UP IN THE POPULIST WAVES SURGING ACROSS THE CONTINENT. >>WE’VE GOT IMMIGRANT PROBLEM IN PRETTY MUCH EVERY CITY, EVEN IN SMALLER CITIES. ALL CULTURES ARE NOT EQUAL. IF YOU CLAIM THAT, YOU ARE [ BEEP ] STUPID. >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>HE ALWAYS HAS A VIEW THAT FOREIGNERS ARE DOING THIS TO OUR SOCIETY. >>I HAVE NEVER DONE THAT. >>SOME FEAR THAT THIS BACKLASH COULD ALTER THE COURSE OF SWEDISH SOCIETY. >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>THIS IS A FREE LANGUAGE CLASS OFFERED THROUGH A NATIONAL PROGRAM CALLED SWEDISH FOR IMMIGRANTS. >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>HERE IN RONNEBY, A SMALL TOWN IN THE SOUTH OF SWEDEN, IT IS JUST ONE COMPONENT OF AN INTENSIVE IMMIGRATION PROGRAM AIMED AT ASSIMILATING A RECENT INFLUX OF REFUGEES. THIS COUNTRY OF 10 MILLION HAS TAKEN IN REFUGEES FOR DECADES. BUT IN 2015, A RECORD 163,000 WERE ACCEPTED. 2400 WERE PLACED IN RONNEBY. >>I HAVEN’T BEEN TO GYM FOR 10 YEARS. >>THE POPULATION SURGE PROMPTED HENRIK LOVGREN TO DEVELOP THE RONNEBY PROGRAM. >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>A UNIQUE ASPECT OF HIS EFFORT IS A 10-WEEK FITNESS REGIMEN AT A STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY. >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>THE GOAL IS TO PREVENT HEALTHCARE COSTS FROM RISING BY INITIATING REFUGEES INTO THE COUNTRY’S CULTURE OF FITNESS AND ENCOURAGING HEALTHY HABITS. >>THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED. AM I BECOMING MORE SWEDISH? >>MAYBE. >>I DON’T THINK I CAN KEEP UP. I FEEL LIKE I AM IN AN NFL COMBINE. >>[ LAUGHTER ] AND PEOPLE THINK WE ARE SOFT. >>COME ON, COME ON, COME ON. >>[ LAUGHTER ] WE BOTH HAVE SOME WORK TO DO. >>10 MORE WEEKS IN SWEDEN. >>SWEDEN’S ECONOMY IS RELATIVELY STRONG. BUT THE POVERTY RATE INCREASED FROM 13% IN 2008 TO 16% IN 2016. RURAL TOWNS LIKE RONNEBY HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS. >>THIS SORT OF HOLISTIC PROGRAM WOULD BE UNHEARD OF IN THE U.S. THIS IS TAXPAYER MONEY THAT IS HELPING TO FUND THESE PROGRAMS. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WOULD LOOK AT THIS AND SAY, WHY ARE WE DOING SO MUCH TO ROLL OUT THE WELCOME MAT TO NEWLY ARRIVED REFUGEES? >>YEAH. YEAH. >>WHEN WE NEED PLENTY OF HELP OURSELVES? >>WELL, WE HAVE A DIFFERENT WELFARE STATE. WE HAVE A DIFFERENT SOCIAL NETWORK THAN IN THE U.S. I RESPECT THEIR FEELINGS. I AM NOT SAYING THAT WE SHOULD BREAK DOWN OUR WELFARE STATE AND SOCIAL NETWORK AND JUST TARGET NEWLY ARRIVED IMMIGRANTS. WE NEED A STRONG WELFARE STATE, A NETWORK FOR EVERYONE SO THEY CAN FEEL INCLUDED. I DON’T SEE THE OPPOSITION. >>BUT OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS, SOME WELFARE BENEFITS HERE HAVE BEEN SHRINKING. LOCALLY, DEMAND FOR HOUSING HAS INCREASED SIX FOLD. ALL SUBSIDIZED HOUSING UNITS ARE OCCUPIED. NATIONALLY, THE GROWING HOUSING SHORTAGE IS PREDICTED TO AFFECT MORE THAN 500,000 SWEDES BY 2025. SOME ARE BLAMING IMMIGRANTS FOR THESE ISSUES. AND INCREASINGLY EXPRESSING THEIR FRUSTRATIONS AT THE VOTING BOOTH >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>IN JUST THE LAST DECADE, SUPPORT FOR THE RIGHT WING SWEDEN DEMOCRATS PARTY HAS INCREASED FROM 5.7% TO ALMOST 18%. NICOLAS WESTRUP IS THE LEADER OF THE SWEDEN DEMOCRATS RONNEBY CHAPTER. >>HELLO. >>GOOD MORNING. >>WELCOME. >>DO YOU WANT ANY COFFEE OR TEA? >>WATER. >>PEOPLE MISUNDERSTAND THAT I REALLY WANT TO DO EVERYTHING AS GOOD AS I CAN. I AM A VERY WARMHEARTED PERSON. I WANT TO BE HAPPY. I AM HAPPY WITH MYSELF IF I CAN HELP SOMEBODY ELSE. I AM HAPPY WITH MYSELF IF I CAN MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR MY CHILDREN AND THE PEOPLE I LOVE IN RONNEBY. I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST MOVED HERE TO RONNEBY FROM SPAIN, I WAS 14. THE THING WE MISS IN RONNEBY, I THINK, THAT WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT GOOD OR SOME ILLEGALITIES, THEY ARE NOT JUMPING IN AND SAYING THAT IS NOT OKAY. A LOT OF THE NEW PEOPLE COMING HERE DON’T KNOW WHAT IS ALLOWED TO DO OR NOT. >>THIS IS THE SQUARE? THIS IS THE MAIN? >>YES, THIS IS THE SQUARE. YOU GOT THERE, WITH THE GREAT SIGNS. THIS IS THE ONLY PUB WE HAVE IN TOWN. THIS IS NOT THE SAME RONNEBY. THIS IS NOT THE SAME COUNTRY AS IT WAS BEFORE. I FEEL THAT WE ARE SLOWLY CHANGING THE POPULATION OF RONNEBY. MANY YEARS AGO, WE HAD PEOPLE COMING IN FROM YUGOSLAVIA. THEY HAD THE SAME CULTURE AS WE HAVE IN SCANDINAVIA OR IN EUROPE. BUT THE PEOPLE FROM AFRICA, THEY DON’T HAVE THE SAME CULTURE. SWEDEN DEMOCRATS SAY WE ARE COMING TO NEW COUNTRIES, IT IS UP TO THE NEW PEOPLE COMING TO DO AS THEY DO IN THAT COUNTRY. >>THIS IS SPECIFICALLY THE INFLUX OF REFUGEES COMING IN FROM SYRIA? >>YES. AND AFRICA AND PALESTINE. YEAH. >>WHAT DOES PROPER INTEGRATION LOOK LIKE? >>THE NATION’S — FIRST, YOU HAVE TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE. THEN YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU CAN TO GET A NEW JOB SO YOU CAN PAY THE TAXES. IF YOU WANT A JOB HERE IN RONNEBY, TAKE OFF YOUR HIJAB. IF YOU DON’T WANT IT, WHY ARE YOU HERE? >>SOME OF WESTRUP’S COLLEAGUES IN THE SWEDEN DEMOCRATS ALSO SAY THAT NEWCOMERS POSE A THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY. >>PEOPLE ARE AFRAID. WHEN I MOVED HERE, I MOVED FROM A BIG TOWN TO COME TO A SMALL TOWN. BUT I — IT IS LIKE A BIG TOWN. I HAVE TO HAVE MY BIG TOWN GOGGLES ON. >>WHAT HAS HAPPENED? WHY DO YOU FEEL THIS WAY? >>BECAUSE BURGLARY, PEOPLE GET ROBBED. IT IS FRIGHTENING. >>WHEN YOU READ THE STATISTICS, YOU CAN SEE, I THINK IT WAS IN 2014, YOU CAN SEE THAT ALL THE CRIMES AND THE RAPES IS JUST RISING. IT IS JUST GOING UP ALL THE TIME. >>AND WHAT IS BEHIND THAT? WHAT IS THE CAUSE? >>I CAN’T EXACTLY SAY WHAT’S THE CAUSE OF IT. IT’S JUST THAT YOU READ IN THE PAPERS, PEOPLE TALK, AND OF COURSE IT HAPPENS, FIGHTS IN TOWN. IT DID NOT HAPPEN IN RONNEBY BEFORE. >>ACCORDING TO A REPORT PUBLISHED IN 2018 PUBLISHED BY THE SWEDISH NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CRIME PREVENTION, THERE WAS AN 8% INCREASE IN REPORTED SEXUAL OFFENSES NATIONWIDE. RIGHT-LEANING ALTERNATIVE NEWS OUTLETS HAVE FOCUSED THEIR REPORTING ON CRIMES COMMITTED BY IMMIGRANTS, NAMELY REFUGEES. ACCORDING TO REUTERS, DURING A RECENT ELECTION, ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL OF THESE OUTLETS WAS THE ONLINE NEWS PUBLICATION NYHETER IDAG, OR NEWS TODAY. >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>NEWS TODAY EDITOR CHANG FRICK SAYS THAT SITES LIKE HIS ARE NECESSARY BECAUSE MAINSTREAM NEWS DOESN’T REPORT THE FULL STORY WHEN IMMIGRANTS ARE INVOLVED. HOW WOULD YOU COMPARE YOUR SITE’S COVERAGE OF A STORY, LET’S SAY A CRIME, DIFFERENTLY THAN, SAY, MAINSTREAM MEDIA WOULD COVER IT? >>IF A GUY DID A CRIME IS AN IMMIGRANT OF THE NATIONALITY FROM SOMEWHERE, THEY WILL NOT WRITE THAT. >>THE MAINSTREAM WOULDN’T? >>VERY OFTEN THEY WOULDN’T. MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS COVERING A LOT OF THE IMMIGRANT ISSUES, BUT A VIEW ON IMMIGRANTS THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THEM LIKE SMALL KIDS. THEY ARE ALWAYS THE VICTIM. A KID CANNOT BE THE BAD GUY. IT IS VERY MUCH POLITICIZED. VERY MUCH POLITICIZED, ACTUALLY. I AM NOT GOING TO THROW TOO MUCH AT ANY OF THEM, BECAUSE I’M DOING IT AS WELL. I AM JUST AS GUILTY IN A WAY. I’M JUST POLITICIZING IT IN ANOTHER WAY THAN THE MAINSTREAM, SO YEAH. >>BUT FOR YOU, YOU HAD NO FOUNDATION IN JOURNALISM. YOU FOUND YOURSELF KIND OF AT THE SCENE OF A RIOT. THAT REALLY WAS THE BEGINNING FOR YOU? >>YEAH. MEDIA FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD CAME TO SWEDEN TO FILM THIS. WHAT WAS GOING ON IN STOCKHOLM? >>IN 2013, RIOTS ERUPTED IN AN IMMIGRANT NEIGHBORHOOD NORTH OF STOCKHOLM, REINFORCING RIGHT- WING NARRATIVES ABOUT IMMIGRANT CRIMINALITY. OVERALL, CRIME HAS INCREASED A TOTAL OF 2% FROM 2017 TO 2018. BUT SWEDISH AUTHORITIES ATTRIBUTE MOST OF THIS RISE TO ACTS OF FRAUD. YET FEARS ABOUT IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES REMAIN. >>THIS IS CALLED CHASED OFF. IT IS MIXED. YOU HAVE GOT A LOT OF COMPANIES, TECH COMPANIES LIKE MICROSOFT, IBM, THAT KIND OF BUSINESS HERE. AND JUST STRAIGHT OVER THE ROAD, YOU CAN SEE YOU HAVE VERY IMMIGRANT-DOMINATED NO GO ZONES. >>HEAVILY POPULATED BY IMMIGRANTS? >>YES, VERY HEAVILY. VERY HEAVILY. >>FROM WHERE? >>ITALY, NORTH AFRICA, YEAH. >>THIS IS PROBABLY THE WORST NIGHT TO BE OUT. IT IS COLD. IT IS SNOWING IN THE DEAD OF WINTER. ONE THING I KNOW ABOUT CRIME ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IS THAT, WHEN YOU HAVE BAD WEATHER AND IT IS COLD, CRIME TYPICALLY GOES DOWN. HAVING SAID ALL THAT THOUGH, THROUGH MY EYES AND LIKELY THROUGH THE EYES OF AN AUDIENCE DRIVING TO THIS AREA, THIS DOESN’T SEEM DANGEROUS AT ALL. HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN TO AN AUDIENCE THAT IS UNFAMILIAR WITH THIS AREA? >>IT IS ALWAYS DANGEROUS FOR WHOM? THAT IS THE QUESTION YOU HAVE TO ASK. IF YOU JUST HAVE A FLAT THERE, GOING TO WORK, GOING TO HOME, SLEEP, NOTHING WILL HAPPEN MOST PROBABLY. IT IS NOT LIKE THEY ARE JUST SHOOTING A RANDOM GUY ON THE STREET, NO. THEY ARE NOT SHOOTING EACH OTHER. IT IS HARD. THEY ALSO INVEST A LOT OF MONEY INTO HOUSES. THE HOUSE LOOKS NICE. THE ROADS LOOK NICE. TYPICAL SWEDISH. IT LOOKS NICE ON THE SURFACE. BUT NOW WE ARE IN A TYPICAL SWEDISH AREA. IT TOOK TWO MINUTES, THREE MINUTES. THIS IS A NICE AREA. NO PROBLEM HERE. NO PROBLEM HERE. >>NEARLY 2 MILLION OF SWEDEN’S RESIDENTS ARE FOREIGN-BORN. AND SOME HAVE SETTLED INTO IMMIGRANT ENCLAVES THAT ARE INCREASINGLY SEEN AS UNSAFE. WHERE YOU FROM? >>NIGERIA. >>SO WHAT IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIKE? >>THE NEIGHBORHOOD? >>YEAH, THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. >>LIKE I TOLD YOU, SOMETIMES QUIETNESS IS GOOD FOR THOSE WHO STUDY AND NEED THEIR TIME TO CONCENTRATE. >>YEAH. >>SWEDEN IS DOPE. >>YEAH. PEOPLE ARE TELLING US IT IS LIKE A DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOOD. >>DANGEROUS? >>YEAH, THIS AREA. >>THERE IS SECURITY IN THIS COUNTRY. YOU DON’T MESS WITH THEM. >>YEAH? >>THEY ARE SEEING YOU. YOU THINK THEY ARE NOT SEEING YOU. EVERYWHERE, EVEN HERE, YOU DON’T KNOW WHO YOU SAW. YEAH. >>ALL RIGHT, MAN. HAVE A GOOD ONE. I DO A LOT OF TRAVELING. I HAVE BEEN IN ALL SORTS OF ENVIRONMENTS, DANGEROUS PLACES AND WHATNOT. THIS IS ONE OF THE SO-CALLED NO GO ZONES HERE IN STOCKHOLM. IT IS AN ETHNIC ENCLAVE. IT IS AN ENCLAVE OF MIGRANTS. NEW ARRIVALS, SECOND- GENERATION, THIRD-GENERATION MIGRANTS FROM PAST CONFLICTS. YOU SPEND A LITTLE BIT OF TIME HERE. I HAVE NOT FELT UNSAFE OR INSECURE AT ANY TIME. IF ANYTHING, IT IS DIFFERENT. THIS IS NOT THE PICTURE THAT MOST PEOPLE HAVE OF SWEDEN. IT IS NOT THE PICTURE THAT MOST SWEDES HAVE OF THEIR COUNTRY. BUT THOSE VERY DIFFERENCES ARE EOUGH TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL AS THOUGH THEIR WAY OF LIFE, THEIR CULTURE, THE EXISTENCE THAT THEY HAVE KNOWN IS SOMEHOW UNDER THREAT. SOME LOCALS SAY THAT CONNECTING A GROWING IMMIGRANT POPULATION TO A SPIKE IN CRIME IS POLITICAL MANEUVERING. AND THEY POINT TO THE LEGACY OF NICOLAS WESTRUP’S FATHER AS PROOF. IN CONVERSATION WITH FOLKS AROUND TOWN, I MENTION YOUR NAME AND PEOPLE JUST — WHY ARE YOU TALKING TO HIM? YOU KNOW, POLITICS IS A DIRTY, UGLY GAME AND PEOPLE’S NAMES GET DAGGED AROUND. ONE OF THE MORE INFLAMMATORY THINGS THAT I HAVE HEARD, AND I WANT TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THIS — ONE, NICOLAS IS A RACIST. TWO, HIS DAD WAS A NAZI. >>YEAH, HE WAS. HE WAS. BUT WHAT MY DAD DID, I HAVEN’T — I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THAT. >>BUT YOU CAN SEE HOW SOMEBODY WOULD TAKE THAT PIECE OF INFORMATION AND SAY, THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE. >>YEAH. I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT. JUST TRY TO DRAG MY NAME THROUGH THE MUD. AGAIN, I HAVEN’T AT ANY TIME DONE ANYTHING LIKE THE THINGS THAT NAZIS DOES OR SAYS. FIRST, I STARTED WITH THE POLITICS, I SAW THE SWEDEN DEMOCRATS AS RACIST. ALL OF THEM. I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY REALLY WANTED. >>WHAT CONVINCED YOU THAT THIS WASN’T A RACIST PLATFORM? >>I HAVE BEEN NOW WITH THE PARTY FOR NEARLY 5 YEARS. THROUGH ALL OF THESE TIMES, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE SAYING SOMETHING RACIST OR PICKING A FIGHT. IT HAS JUST BEEN THE OPPOSITE. VERY WELCOMING AND WARM PEOPLE. LOVE HUGGING. THAT’S WHY I’M SO SURE THAT I AM NOT RACIST. I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE ONLY PARTY THAT WANTED TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS IN A WAY I WOULD ADDRESS IT. AS WE ARE GROWING WITH PEOPLE, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE HARDER TO GET. AND THE WAY OF LIVING THAT YOU ARE USED TO IS NOT LONGER THERE. >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>TAREK AND HIS FAMILY FLED THE CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA. THEY ALL ENDED UP SETTLING HERE ABOUT A YEAR AGO. TAREK IS ONE OF 600 NEWCOMERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN RONNEBY’S INTENSIVE MIGRATION PROGRAM. >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO SWEDEN? >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>IN SPITE OF THE EFFORTS OF IMMIGRANTS LIKE TAREK AND RONNEBY’S INTEGRATION PROGRAM, THE POLITICAL INFLUENCE OF THE ANTI-IMMIGRANT RIGHT CONTINUES TO RISE. >>TONIGHT, WE ARE DECIDING WHO IS GOING TO BE THE RULER OF THE COMMUNITY OF RONNEBY. THIS IS A REALLY BIG ELECTION. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>JUST A FEW YEARS AGO, THE SWEDEN DEMOCRATS DID NOT HAVE A SINGLE SEAT IN RONNEBY’S LOCAL PARLIAMENT. IN THE MOST RECENT ELECTION, THEY WON A TOTAL OF 13. I’M ADAM. GOOD TO MEET YOU. ADAM. >>MALIN. >>MALIN NORFALL IS FROM THE SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY. AND ROGER FREDRIKSSON IS FROM THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY. FACTIONS WITH PLATFORMS THAT OPPOSE THE STANCES OF THE SWEDEN DEMOCRATS. WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE IS SORT OF MIRRORED IN THE U.S. ON THE ISSUE OF MIGRATION AND THE RISE OF THE RIGHT. A LOT OF THE SAME ISSUES COME INTO PLAY, AS YOU PROBABLY SEE IMMIGRATION — >>ALL OVER EUROPE. >>ALL OVER EUROPE, AS WELL. DO YOU THINK THE SYSTEM IS STRAINED? >>WE ARE, HAVE TO DO SOME THINGS. OF COURSE, WE ARE PREPARED FOR THIS. >>I THINK THAT IS A BIG PART OF THE PROBLEM, BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT THE NEW MIGRANTS COME IN AND USES THE SWEDISH TAXPAYERS’ MONEY. BUT YOU MUST SEE THIS IN THE LONG-TERM, BECAUSE WHEN THEY START WORKING, THEY WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELFARE SYSTEM, AS WELL. >>AND HOW LONG ARE THEY GOING TO TAKE? WE HAVE A BORDER. THE BORDER IS QUITE OPEN NOW. WE DON’T HAVE CONTROL OVER THE PEOPLE COMING IN. WE DON’T KNOW HOW MANY WE ARE TAKING THEM. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE DOING. WHY DO YOU THINK WE HAVE 25% STATS NOW SAYING IT IS ENOUGH? WHY DO YOU THINK WE HAVE 25% IN RONNEBY THAT SAYS HEY, LET’S TAKE CARE OF US FIRST? AND WHEN I SAY US, IT IS ALL THE PEOPLE LIVING IN SWEDEN. >>RIGHT. >>BUT YOU HAVE ALSO TOLD THEM TO BE AFRAID. >>NO, I HAVEN’T. >>YOU HAVE TOLD THEM TO — >>NO, I HAVEN’T. NO. >>YOU STAND AROUND IN THE SQUARE AND TELL THEM THAT THEY SHOULD BE AFRAID. AND WHAT THEY SHOULD BE AFRAID OF. AS A POLITICIAN, YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO SOMEWHERE GO WITH FACTS. AND YOU ARE NOT. >>THEN I HAVE TO TELL THE TRUTH, AS WELL. IF I SEE SOMETHING, I HAVE TO SAY THE TRUTH. I CAN’T JUST SAY WAIT, THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN. YOU CAN’T HAVE SEEN IT, BECAUSE IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. I HAVE TO SAY WHAT I SEE. >>YEAH, OF COURSE. BUT IF YOU CHOOSE TO SEE JUST SOME THINGS AND NOT THE BIGGER PICTURE, YOU ARE NOT TELLING THE TRUTH. >>SWEDEN ISN’T BY ANY MEASURE THE MOST EXTREME EXAMPLE OF AN ANTI-IMMIGRANT BACKLASH. >>[ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] >>ACROSS EUROPE, THE U.S., AND THE WORLD, THERE MUCH MORE ALARMING NATIONALIST AND NATIVIST UPRISINGS. BUT WHEN EVEN A SMALL MINORITY IN THE MOST WELCOMING AND TOLERANT SOCIETY STARTS TAPPING INTO AN UNDERCURRENT OF RESENTMENT AND FEAR OF THE OTHER, SOME SUGGEST IT CAN TRIGGER A TECTONIC SHIFT WITH UNPREDICTABLE CONSEQUENCES THAT CAN TAKE GENERATIONS TO RESTORE. >>SWEDEN IS ALWAYS LIKE EXTREMES. NOW I THINK IT WILL CHANGE TO THE OTHER EXTREME. NOW EVERYONE WILL BECOME SUPER NATIONALISTIC. SO IT WILL GO TOO FAR AWAY ON THAT SIDE. IT WAS VERY POLITICALLY CORRECT HERE. IT WILL GO TO THE OTHER EXTREME. >>AND YOU THINK YOU’RE HEADING IN THAT — >>YEAH, DEFINITELY. DEFINITELY. >>>COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK, WE TALKED TO ONE EXPERT ABOUT THE FORCES THAT HAVE LED TO THIS HISTORICAL MOMENT IN EUROPE AND WHY HE BELIEVES NATIONALISM IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. >>>THROUGHOUT THE PAST DECADES, FAR RIGHT GROUPS DO NOT HOLD THE SAME POLITICAL INFLUENCE AS THEY DID TODAY. WHY ARE THEY GAINING POLITICAL LEVERAGE NOW? IS IT TOO LATE TO COMBAT THEIR GROWTH? I SPOKE WITH AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY. WHY DO YOU BELIEVE OUR FREEDOM IS IN DANGER? >>WHEN I THINK WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE PAST YEARS IS A VERY RAPID RISE OF POPULISM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE FOUR BIGGEST DEMOCRACIES A RULED BY POPULISTS. YOU CAN TRAVEL OVER THE CENTRAL EUROPE WITHOUT LEAVING A COUNTRY ROLLED BY POPULISTS. WE HAVE SEEN IN EACH OF THESE PLACES IS THAT BECAUSE THEY ALONE ARE LEGITIMATE POLITICAL FORCES, ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH THEM IS ILLEGITIMATE AND SHOULD NOT BE LISTEN TO. THEY ARE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE AND IS A TRAITOR. THEY TEND TO EXPAND THEIR POWER ONCE THEY ARE IN GOVERNMENT. THEY GO AGAINST INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS, AND MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE THEM FROM GOVERNMENT THROUGH DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS. >>IN THE PAST, YOU HAVE ADVOCATED FOR WHAT YOU CALL INCLUSIVE NATIONALISM TO COMBAT THE ALLEGED THREAT OF AGGRESSIVE NATIONALISM. EXPLAIN THOSE TWO CONCEPTS. SO YES. >>WHEN YOU SEE WHAT KIND OF DAMAGE NATIONALISM HAS INFLICTED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THE 20th CENTURY, WHICH WAS MARKED BY EXCLUSIONARY, AGGRESSIVE, DANGEROUS NATIONALISM, IT IS VERY TEMPTING TO SAY WE NEED TO MOVE BEYOND ALL FORMS OF NATIONAISM AND GIVE UP ON ALL FORMS OF COLLECTIVE IDENTITY. I DON’T THINK THAT IS REALISTIC DOES MOST PEOPLE HAVE A STRONG FORM OF COLLECTIVE IDENTITY. I DON’T THINK IT IS REALISTIC BECAUSE IT NEGLECTS TO WHAT STENT NATIONALISM HAS SOMETIMES BEEN THE THING THAT HAS ALLOWED US TO BYPASS OUR ALLEGIANCES BASED ON ETHNICITY OR RELIGION OR OUR FAMILY OR REGION IN ORDER TO HAVE REAL SOLIDARITY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE FAR AWAY FROM US. IN MY MIND, THE BEST WAY TO COMBAT THE BIG, HISTORIC FORCE OF NATIONALISM IS TO DOMESTICATE IT. IT IS TO FIGHT FOR A FORM OF INCLUSIVE NATIONALISM THAT IS ABLE TO MAKE A SEE THAT WE HAVE THINGS IN COMMON WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFERENT ETHNICITY, DIFFERENT ORIGIN BECAUSE WE ALL, FOR EXAMPLE, HAVE AN ATTACHMENT TO THE IDEA OF THE AMERICAN NATION. WHEN HE INCLUSIVE NATIONALISM JUST SIMPLY MEAN PATRIOTISM? BY PARENTS WERE BORN IN ANOTHER COUNTRY. THEY ARE NOW NATURALIZED AMERICANS. THEY ARE PATRIOTIC TO THIS COUNTRY. I WAS BORN HERE IN THIS COUNTRY. I AM A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN. ISN’T THAT WHAT YOU ARE DEFINING AS INCLUSIVE NATIONALISM? >>YEAH, I THINK THAT IS RIGHT. DISTINGUISHING TOO STRONGLY BETWEEN PATRIOTISM AND NATIONALISM MAKES SENSE ON A CONCEPTUAL BASIS, BUT I THINK IT MISSES THE POINT THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SAME UNDERLYING REALITY. IT IS TEMPTING TO SAY NATIONALISM IS BAD AND PATRIOTISM IS WONDERFUL, SO LET’S EMBRACE PATRIOTISM. THAT IS NOT HOW I THINK ABOUT IT. THE WAY I THINK ABOUT IT, PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM, IT IS THE SAME THING. IT IS A HALF DOMESTICATED ANIMAL THAT CAN BE STOKED BY THE WORST TYPES OF PEOPLE TO BECOME REALLY DANGEROUS. IT CAN ALSO BE HARNESSED IN ITS POTENTIAL FOR GOOD. EVEN WHEN YOU DO THAT, IT IS STILL GOING TO REMAIN DANGEROUS. IT WILL STILL ALWAYS REQUIRE OUR VIGILANCE TO ENSURE THAT IT IS PUT TO POSITIVE USES RATHER THAN TO NEGATIVE USES. THAT IS WHY DON’T DISTINGUISH BETWEEN A IT IS HIM AND NATIONALISM SO STRONGLY THAT IT CAN BE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE. THERE IS NO SAFE PATRIOTISM OR NATIONALISM >>>REALLY INTERESTING. FOR YEARS, LIBERAL DEMOCRACY, AS YOU KNOW, HAS BEEN THE CORNERSTONE OF THE WESTERN WORLD. CAN YOU POINT TO ANY CRACK IN THAT THAT COULD BE CAUSING THIS CHANGE THAT WE HAVE SEEN ACROSS THE EUROPE? >>LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IS AN INCREDIBLY POWERFUL IDEA. IT IS THE PROMISE THAT WE SHOULD HAVE INDIVIDUAL PRETTY, THAT WE HAVE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, THAT MINORITIES HAVE RIGHTS, THAT WE GET TO SAY OR NOT SAY, WORSHIP WHAT WE THINK IS RIGHT, LEAVE THE PRIVATE LIVES WE THINK FIT, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT THE MAJORITY WANT TO THERE IS ALSO A DEMOCRATIC ELEMENT THAT WE COLLECTIVELY DECIDE ON OUR POLITICAL FATE, RATHER THAN LEAVING IT UP TO DICTATORS OR PRIESTS OR GENERALS. THOSE TWO IDEALS CAN COME INTO CONFLICT. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE KEEP VOTING FOR POLICIES THAT RESPECT INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND MINORITY RIGHTS. WANT POLITICIANS WHO DON’T WANT TO ABOLISH THE RULE OF LAW AND SEPARATION OF POWERS. A LOT OF THE REASONS WHY WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SUPPORT THAT FOR THE LAST DECADES IS THAT DEMOCRACIES HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL. THE OFFERED PEOPLE A VERY RAPID INCREASE IN THEIR LIVING STANDARDS. AS THEY HAVE BECOME LESS GOOD AT ACTUALLY DELIVERING CONCRETE BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE, A LOT MORE HAVE BECOME IMPATIENT WITH THE SYSTEM AND MORE WILLING TO VOTE FOR AUTHORITARIAN STRONGMEN WHO SAY TRUST ME, LET ME DO MY THING EVEN IF IT MEANS SACRIFICING THE RIGHTS OF MINORITIES OR UNDERMINING THE RULE OF LAW AND SEPARATION OF POWERS. >>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENTS THAT REPRESENT THEM. HAVE THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND POLITICIANS CHANGED? IS THE TRUST BETWEEN THE TWO ERODED? >>THE TRUST BETWEEN PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS DEFINITELY ERODED. >>I JUST WANT TO SAY, AS YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ARE NATURALLY SUSPICIOUS OF GOVERNMENT. THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP, RIGHT? WE ELECT INDIVIDUALS TO REPRESENT US AND OUR INTERESTS AND NEEDS. THERE IS AN IMPLICIT TRUST THAT EXIST THERE. IS THAT WHAT IS BEING ERODED? >>THIS TRUST IS BEING ERODED IN TWO WAYS. THE FIRST IS SIMPLY THAT GOVERNMENTS HAVE DELIVERED LESS FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE. THE EASIEST MEASURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE IS IF THEIR LIVES ARE GETTING BETTER. IF WE DON’T FEEL THAT LIVES ARE GETTING SO MUCH BETTER, THEY HAVE MORE MISTRUST. THAT IS ONE OF THE BIG THINGS THAT HAS HAPPENED. THE SECOND THING IS ALSO THAT THEY HAVE STARTED TO THINK WE KNOW BETTER THAN A LOT OF ORDINARY PEOPLE. WE HAVE ALL OF THIS EXPERTISE. WE KNOW HOW TO DO THIS. WHEN PEOPLE TELL US THAT THEY HAVE A STRONG PREFERENCE ON CERTAIN KINDS OF POLICY THAT PERHAPS WE DON’T WANT MORE FREE TRADE OR COME AS IN MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, THEY ARE STRONGLY OPPOSED TO IMMIGRATION, WE KNOW BETTER THAN THEM AND SHOULD DO OUR THING. OFTEN, I AGREE WITH THE JUDGMENT OF POLITICAL LEADERS. BUT I THINK WE NEED TO TAKE A LESSON THAT THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE IN A DEMOCRACY. YOU NEED TO PERSUADE PEOPLE TO AGREE WITH YOUR POLICIES. WHEN YOU DON’T MANAGE TO DO THAT, YOU SHOULD DEFER TO POPULAR MAJORITIES. WHEN YOU DON’T DO THAT, THEY START TO REBEL IN PRETTY EXTREME WAYS. >>I HAVE TIME FOR ONE MORE QUESTION. IS ONE REASON WHY WE HAVE SEEN THE RISE IN POPULISM AND THE EMBRACE OF LEADERS THAT, YOU KNOW, LET’S FACE IT, DEMOCRACY IS A FAIRLY YOUNG POLITICAL IDEOLOGY. AND YET, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES BY EMBRACING EITHER POPULIST LEADERS IN THE 1920S AND THE 1930S THAT BROUGHT SEVERAL COUNTRIES TO THEIR KNEES, HAVE WE NOT DONE ENOUGH TO EDUCATE THIS GENERATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN PREVIOUS GENERATIONS AND HOW TO AVOID THAT? >>YEAH, I THINK THE RISE OF POPULISM IS AN OPPORTUNITY IN ONE SPECIFIC SENSE. WE HAVE STARTED TO TAKE FOR GRANTED THE STABILITY OF DEMOCRACY. WE HAVE STARTED TO TAKE FOR GRANTED THAT WE WOULD ALWAYS ENJOY THE PEACE AND PROSPERITY THAT WE DO HAVE AT THE MOMENT. I KNOW IT IS DIFFICULT TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE BY POINTING TO THOSE MOMENTS IN THE PAST WHERE THAT WAS NOT THE CASE. THAT PAST DOES NOT SEEM AS WE KNOW TODAY AS IT DID FIVE YEARS AGO. WE ARE SEEING A LOT OF COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD FROM TURKEY TO VENEZUELA TO RUSSIA TO OTHER COUNTRIES, HOW TERRIFYING A DICTATORSHIP CAN BE. HOW MUCH DAMAGE A POPULIST CAN DO TO HOW ORDINARY PEOPLE LIVE. THAT IS A REAL OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO POINT BACK TO THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES OF OUR SYSTEM, THE PROMISE OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, THE PROMISE OF COLLECTIVE SELF- DETERMINATION. I THINK THAT WILL REMAIN AS POWERFUL AS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN. THE PROBLEM IS NOT THAT PEOPLE DON’T LIKE THOSE IDEAS. IT IS THAT THEY HAVE STARTED TO TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED. IF IN THIS MOMENT, ALL OF US WERE PARTISANS OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACIES GO OUT AND FIGHT FOR THOSE VALUES, ALLOWED TO MAKE REALITY AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THE WORLD, RATHER THAN A DANGEROUS MOMENT TO DEFEND THE STATUS QUO, THEN I THINK DEMOCRACY CAN FLOURISH GOING FORWARD. >>THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT. IT SEEMS AS IF WE ARE AT THAT TIPPING POINT AT THE MOMENT IN 2019. THANK YOU SO MUCH. REALLY INTERESTING DISCUSSION. WE APPRECIATE IT. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>>COMING UP, SWEDISH POLICE WEIGH IN ON THE ISSUE. WHY ONE VETERAN OFFICER BELIEVES THE SO-CALLED MIGRANT PROBLEM IS OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD AND TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT. YOU ARE STREAMING CBSN. >>>YOU MAY HAVE HEARD US MAKE

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100 thoughts on “Odessa-Midland shooting: Suspect shot and killed after multiple shootings in Texas, live stream”

  1. Mr. Trump's idea for population control? Face it , that statement coul be true. He's not been known for well thought reflections.
    America

  2. I really wonder why is this happening only in USA wtf is going on what is the purpose there must be something or someone behind this its crazy

  3. All dem gun haters need do is simple. Name a gun control law that only affects criminals. It is clear dem gun haters cannot name one! There is one reason and only one reason to own a so called assault weapon. It is my right!

  4. It was GTA… Maybe the new Pokemon Masters? But hey, Guns are just a tool. Pretty sure he could have killed that many with just a knife in the same amount of time and efficiency. I mean duh?

  5. Idiots,not everyone can have a firearm.There are countries,where even policeman are under heavy checks and procedures to receive a gun.Especially ,in our days ,when routine days and bills bring so much stress for people,anyone can get lost in this cruel and unfair world. My condolences to people families.

  6. Crazy how the Police have been so focused on harassing and killing unarmed black men that white men have been just roaming freely. Lately, it seems the real threat is domestic , White and male.

  7. Smells fishy why did they not mention the other shooting at the school same day Texas as well ..black guy didn't fit the neritive ?

  8. Seems their ought to be something common with all these shooters !
    They hardly mention much about the shooters !
    Like what their malfunctions might be !
    Maybe someone ought to figure what their problem is !
    I think it is a side effect caused by psychotropic drugs !
    How many here have children on doctor prescribed psychotropic drugs ????

  9. god i listened to an hour of this earlier, maniac gibbering and complete lunacy – keep calm you unprofessional idiots unless you want to start mass panics. god where are the adults anymore..

  10. Ignore your responsibility to the 2nd Amendment, your responsibility to defend yourself, and zero common sense to know lawlessness is on the rise and that it is not tamed by making people defenseless. Look how many people this lawless man had all around him, if half were versed in exercising their 2A…the numbers of wounded and even possibly the dead would be less.

  11. TRUMP TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT MEDIA ALWAYS FKN LYIN… THEY ALWAYS SHOW SCENES B4 THE INCIDENT… THIS ANOTHER FALSE FLAG SHOOTING 2 BAN GUNS AND IMPLEMENT MARTIAL LAW… THEY THANK WE STILL SLEEP OR STUPID … DO WHAT U GOTTA DO AND WE'LL DO DA SAME… NEWS IS MIND CONTROL AND MISINFORMATION… YO MATRIX IS CRUMBLING!!!

  12. Congratulations to NRA & trump & Texans for another American shooting show . Guess you all are winning. Why stay in doors?

  13. It's not the guns, it's the people to blame. I think the laxed gun laws are fine. Everyone has got to die one day anyway. Being shot and killed is better than dying slowly from cancer.

  14. Champagne all round in the offices of Smith and We$$on tomorrow. Their sales figures must be off the chart for this year. They want your money and don't care how many die in the process. BUY MORE GUNS, PEOPLE!

  15. guns easily available to everyone – 10,000 deaths by gun annually in the US – just like the wild west of the 1800's everyone is armed

  16. “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”   —PATRICK HENRY

  17. No amount of mass shootings is acceptable to strip citizens of our rights. You're never going to legislate your way to safety and stripping law abiding americans of our constitutional rights for your vague definition of "safety" will not stop violence. Incase you werent aware, timothy mcveigh didnt use guns when he sent that explosive truck into that federal building in oklahoma city killing 168 people nor did ted Kaczynski when he sent explosives in the mail. Using fear to legislate is what got us the TSA (and weve all seen how thats played out)

  18. Parents….please at least talk to your kids once a week and do a mental wellness assessment of them, also take note that your precious little Joey is not perfect. mental health should be taught and discussed in schools on a regular basis to instill in children that it's ok to seek help. Have therapist come in and give public speeches on eliminating stigmas and shame. This has to end.

  19. Please people..donate to mental health science. We need nanos to go into the brain and repair damaged neuron receptors…it has to stop. We also have to stop giving our children pills like Ridalin.

  20. I repeat, These Shootings are Going to Continue in an attempt by the insane leftist to gain our guns. These operations are planned and collateral damage is expected. Where is the Ire of the public?

  21. "Millennial logic" & Far-Left Political Screaming, Streaming, Menstruum.
    You know that 100,000 people that die per year in the USA from over-the Counter &
    Prescription drugs, well it is "Trumps fault"!?
    And further the 36,750 people that died in 2018 from vehicle accidents (US), well that is
    also "Trumps fault"?
    Approximately Sixty two (62,000) thousand died (US) from unlawful drugs in 2016. Now that is a whopping 198,750 dead people in one year here in the good old USA and it is all "Trumps fault"?
    Sixty-three thousand Americans since 2001 have been killed by illegal
    aliens,” the president said. Or about 3,500 per year (US) All "Trumps fault"?
    Far-Left Solution, Just outlaw guns and it will all clear up overnight!

  22. All these shootings in America and the millions of Americans won't even utter the words #BanAllGunsFromCivilianUse.Or say it or post about it. How sick pitiful and disturbing that is America!

  23. Don't worry America, your great president will do some great work to help solve these problems.
    More mental health issues no doubt. I am sure if you ask him he will be able to tell you how many $millions/billions he is committing to mental health in your country.

  24. What we need are more prayers and more guns. Imagine if everyone had been carrying a gun imagine how much safer that would be. Dozens of people would have all opened fire and nobody would have died. Still, we have time to change things. Now His Trumpness has allowed the mentally ill to access guns easier, we will soon see these deaths under control. It's just a shame hes not everywhere, because as we know, and as he said, he would have rushed in unarmed to tackle the shooter. The shooter was almost definitely a Muslim from Mexico who had managed to tunnel under the bigly strong beautiful wall he built from transparent rebarred concrete.

  25. 2016, Obama announced new executive actions that required the Social Security Administration to report disability recipients with mental health conditions to the FBI’s background check system.
    2017 Trump, rescinded the rule.

  26. If you're going to leave a comment of any kind have the guts to use your real name. If you believe in what you're saying stand and be counted. Too many cowards on social media or in life in general

  27. At Least 7 Dead, 20 Injured in Shootings so far Across Chicago This Labor Day Weekend. Last weekend…. 59 people shot across Chicago this past weekend.   no national news, no 24 hour coverage, no one cares.

  28. Another INCEL CUCKservative BETA MALE with no social skills and no girlfriend with a big bad gun. Give a coward a gun and the gun will always come into play. I guess more " thoughts and prayers " are in order from the GOP pack of bought off by the NRA lackey stooges.

  29. Ladies and gentlemen, let me remind you that in these times of crisis,

    your prayers mean NOTHING!!
    You might as well wave a magic wand. Shut up!

  30. Time for the U.S to introduce the same gun laws canada has, legally being able to drive around with a loaded AR15 is ridiculous. Problem in the u.s. is the NRA is running the show, but there not the ones picking up the bodies and cleaning up the mess!

  31. More chaos created to infringe on our second amendment. Notice how these things pop up in perfect timing around debates and election times. Oh and notice how two have popped up in a state with the more lenient gun laws. Only the foolish are falling for this. And only those who don't realize our second amendment is there to protect us from our government, not just for self protection from each other and hunting rights. WAKE UP PEOPLE!

  32. If these people wanna shoot someone, why don't they just aim at the Emmy, Grammy or Oscar awards and just wipe out Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and Madonna just to name a few. At least they will gain instant fame killing them

  33. Honestly to say children/adults watching crime films watching shooting games becoming arrogant leading to such act, lot of innocent people dead but no reason

  34. The killer had the guns ready before being pulled over . He was up to no good and was about to be discovered ! He decided to shoot at police then run , maybe to his planned crime scene .

  35. Copy cats , people seeking attention and hate as well as people who have been done wrong by others . These are the reasons and they're not good reasons . But I bet that in most cases someone else knew of the danger of these people owning guns and wanting to hurt someone !

  36. People I’ll say it again we need more guns if everyone was strapping like me .38 special 24/7 365 that mother🦆er would’ve been dead faster than a hummingbirds kiss.
    My girlfriends name is Colt Super .38 Special.

  37. need to be some racial profiling. Stop ever non black or Hispanic looking man and confiscate their guns/weapons. Just as with bin laden terrorists

  38. Was watching this at work on lockdown as the shooting was going on. I have to tell you there is nothing more terrifying than the news anchor also evacuating live on air. I've never had my stomach drop as fast as it did while watching this.

  39. Beware! Protect yourselves In Texas. Everyone should carry an AK 47? Odessa and El Paso should know the reason. So protect yourselves from these people and good luck.

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