At least five people were killed and 21 injured in Midland-Odessa, Texas, after a routine traffic stop triggered a deadly shooting rampage that ended when the gunman was slain by officers, police said.

The incident began at about 2 p.m. CST when an assailant described by authorities only as a white male in his mid-30s shot the officer who had pulled him over for a traffic violation, then sped off and started shooting other people. Three officers were among the wounded. 

The tragedy shattered a quiet holiday weekend in West Texas and became the latest mass shooting after others earlier this month in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Gilroy, California. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement that he would be traveling to the area on Sunday. 

...

More in category

What makes a great obituary? Embracing the beauty of the truth What makes a great obituary? Embracing the beauty of the truth
September 21, 2019NBC News
Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament has driven a spike in donations to anti-Brexit campaigners Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament has driven a spike in donations to anti-Brexit campaigners
September 22, 2019Business Insider
Washington Monument elevator breaks down days after reopening Washington Monument elevator breaks down days after reopening
September 21, 2019CBS
Imelda's rainfall is now 7 times more likely than 30 years ago Imelda's rainfall is now 7 times more likely than 30 years ago
September 21, 2019CBS
"Queer Eye" star reveals he's HIV positive
September 21, 2019CBS
Korean War veteran in Puerto Rico struggling 2 years after Maria Korean War veteran in Puerto Rico struggling 2 years after Maria
September 21, 2019CBS
Biden says Trump Biden says Trump "could be impeached" based on House probe results
September 21, 2019CBS
'Immaculate Reception' picked as greatest play in NFL history 'Immaculate Reception' picked as greatest play in NFL history
September 21, 2019CNN
Police search for suspect after 6 people shot in Indianapolis Police search for suspect after 6 people shot in Indianapolis
September 21, 2019CNN
UCLA overcomes 32-point deficit in second half to stun No. 19 Washington State UCLA overcomes 32-point deficit in second half to stun No. 19 Washington State
September 22, 2019USA Today
Boris Johnson overruled officials to send 'close friend' on foreign trade missions Boris Johnson overruled officials to send 'close friend' on foreign trade missions
September 21, 2019Business Insider
Hedge fund Elliott could raise $5 billion in new funding: FT Hedge fund Elliott could raise $5 billion in new funding: FT
September 21, 2019Reuters
'Friends' 25th anniversary: 10 big stars who made guest appearances on the hit sitcom 'Friends' 25th anniversary: 10 big stars who made guest appearances on the hit sitcom
September 21, 2019CNN
It's Banned Books Week. Here are the 11 most challenged books last year It's Banned Books Week. Here are the 11 most challenged books last year
September 21, 2019CNN
In this crippled part of the Bahamas, US medics smell more bodies than they find In this crippled part of the Bahamas, US medics smell more bodies than they find
September 21, 2019CNN
Sure, black people can be racist, too Sure, black people can be racist, too
September 21, 2019CNN
Three takeaways from No. 3 Georgia's defeat of No. 7 Notre Dame Three takeaways from No. 3 Georgia's defeat of No. 7 Notre Dame
September 21, 2019USA Today
Opinion: Growing divide shows 'electability' question isn't going anywhere Opinion: Growing divide shows 'electability' question isn't going anywhere
September 21, 2019CNN
Elizabeth Warren leads Iowa Poll for the first time, besting Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren leads Iowa Poll for the first time, besting Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders
September 21, 2019USA Today
Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!'
September 21, 2019The Hill
Elizabeth Warren has taken the lead and surpassed Joe Biden in a new Iowa poll Elizabeth Warren has taken the lead and surpassed Joe Biden in a new Iowa poll
September 21, 2019Business Insider