Attorney General Paxton Statement on the Odessa Shooting
AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement after receiving news of the horrific shooting in Odessa, Texas:
“I am horrified to see such a senseless act terrorize the fine people of the Permian Basin. Thank you to the courageous local and state first responders who worked quickly today to stop this evil attack. I have asked my law enforcement division and my crime victims services team to assist in any way necessary. Please join Angela and me as we pray for comfort for those who have been impacted by this violent act.”
This bulletin landed in my inbox at 6:24 PM on 31 August 2019, as news was still breaking of a mass shooting in Midland and Odessa — 5 fatalities, 21 wounded and counting. Today, on 1 September, the fatality count has risen to 7. Also today in Texas new laws further easing restrictions on guns go into effect.
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