A shooting in West Texas killed at least seven people and injured about two dozen others Saturday before police killed the suspect. No motive has been established for the gunman, who has been identified so far as merely a white male in his 30s.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said that as two state troopers made the initial traffic stop on I-20, the suspect pointed a rifle toward the rear window of his auto and fired several shots toward their patrol vehicle, hitting of them.
The police department said they believe there were two shooters in two separate vehicles: a gold or white colored Toyota truck and a USPS van.
Authorities killed the suspect after he shot a police officer, hijacked a mail truck, and shot at "random people", police said.
The toddler, Turner said, is still in the hospital recovering from injuries that are "not as bad as they thought", saying, "we are very grateful the injuries weren't worse".
Police in Odessa said a US mail carrier truck was hijacked. Police say two suspects are responsible for the shootings.
Before the vehicle came to a complete stop, the driver "pointed a rifle towards the rear window of his auto and fired several shots" towards the patrol auto.
The shooting in El Paso came hours before a gunman in Dayton, Ohio killed nine people, reigniting calls for gun control in the United States where firearms were linked to almost 40,000 deaths in 2017.
A local hospital said they had six patients, with three in critical condition and three stable condition.
Preparing to fly to Poland, Pence told reporters that Trump is "fully engaged" and closely monitoring the investigation. He also commended law enforcement "for their swift, courageous response".
A delivery driver said he was shot at as police in Midland and Odessa, Texas, searched for an active shooter.
When the vehicle stopped, the occupant then shot the officer.
He says Trump has spoken to the attorney general and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is already assisting local law enforcement.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger said the driver "pointed a rifle toward the rear window of his auto and fired several shots" at the troopers as he was still moving.
The reported shootings come 28 days after the El Paso shooting at a Walmart in which 22 people were killed.