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Death toll in Midland-Odessa mass shooting climbs to eight, including the shooter

Officials say the shooting began with a traffic stop in which the gunman shot a state trooper. Police say the gunman acted alone and was shot to death outside a crowded movie theater.

From left: Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerkeand Gov. Greg Abbot take questions from reporters at a press conference on the University of Texas Permian Basin campus in Odessa on Sunday, September 1, 2019, one day after a mass shooting.

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