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West Texas shooting brings 2 intertwined cities even closer

 

September 4, 2019



ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper was the first to be shot. He pulled over Seth Aaron Ator for failing to signal a left turn, not knowing that Ator had just lost his job or that he was carrying an AR-style rifle.

From there, Ator sped more than 10 miles through the West Texas oil patch, shooting randomly from his sedan. His bullets struck a teenager at an auto dealership and a man outside a house on a quiet street. He also killed a mail carrier, then stole her Postal Service truck.

The unusual mass shooting — from behind the wheel of a car — spread terror over more than 10 mi...



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