Date: 8/31/19

Summary: Seth A. Ator, 36, fired at police officers who stopped him for a traffic violation, and then went on a driving rampage in the Odessa-Midland region, where he also shot a postal worker and stole her vehicle. He was shot dead by law enforcement responding to the rampage. Ator had been fired from a job just prior to the attack (though per the FBI he had shown up to that job “already enraged”). He had a criminal record and “a long history of mental problems and making racist comments,” according to a family friend who spoke to the media.

Location: Other

Fatalities: 7

Injured:  25

Gender: M

Type: Spree

Weapon: semiautomatic rifle

Age of Shooter: 36

Mental Health Details: –

Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/5-killed-21-injured-after-suspect-hijacked-a-mail-truck-in-odessa-texas/2019/08/31/f659da2c-cc3c-11e9-be05-f76ac4ec618c_story.html; https://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Police-Multiple-gunshot-victims-from-Texas-14404855.php; https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/01/us/death-toll-texas-shooting.html; https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/09/02/texas-gunman-who-killed-was-fired-job-day-rampage/; https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/02/us/west-texas-shooting-monday/index.html

mental Health Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/02/us/texas-gunman-odessa-midland.html

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