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What to Know About Victims of the Mass Shooting in Texas


More is being learned about the victims of the mass shooting in Texas on Saturday. Investigators claim that a man in a gold Honda began shooting at troopers during a traffic stop in Midland. He began shooting at people apparently indiscriminately. The gunman allegedly stole a postal truck, and drove off. The incident ended in a shoot out with police in Odessa outside a movie theater. The shooter was killed. He had murdered seven people, authorities say. The gunman was identified as a white man in his 30s, and allegedly used an AR-style rifle.

This story is developing. Here’s what we know so far.

1. Seven Victims Killed

They range in age between 15 and 57 years old, authorities said according to The Associated Press.

2. One Victim Identified by Family as Mary Granados

Mary Granados was a mail carrier killed by the shooter, said her twin sister.

Her sister said she was on the phone with Mary during the shooting.

3. About 20 Injured, Including Baby Girl

Around 20 people reportedly injured. This included three law enforcement officers, and a 17-month-old girl. The child was airlifted to Lubbock, UMC said according to News West 9.

The brother of a 15-year-old high school student who died was also reportedly hospitalized.

4. Other Victims Include a High School Student, and Former Teacher

The 15-year-old who passed away was identified Leilah Hernandez, according The Washington Post. Another victim was former math teacher Joseph Griffith, 40. Edwin Peregrino, 25, was in Odessa visiting his parents, his sister told the Post.

Note: We added entry 4, and news about the suspect’s identity.

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