Monday, June 27, 2022

At least five (5) dead in latest Texas Maa shooting

Must Read

Kaaka’s family unhappy with slow pace of trial a year after his gruesome murder

A year after social activist, Ibrahim Muhammad, popularly known as Kaaka, was attacked by unknown assailants in front of...

Eastern Region: NAGRAT expresses concern over work overload in Second Cycle Institutions

By Michael Kofi Kenetey The Eastern Regional Chapter of the National Graduate Teachers, NAGRAT has made a complaint to government...

Need for all Media Personalities to unite to better lives of Ghanaian Journalists

By Dr. Nana Sifa Twum After two years of election litigation, the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), on Friday, June 24,...

At least five people have been killed and many more injured in the second mass shooting in the US state of Texas in a month.

First to be shot was a policeman who stopped the gunman’s car between the cities of Midland and Odessa.

The gunman went on to shoot at numerous motorists and passers-by. At one point, he abandoned his car and stole a postal truck before continuing his spree.

Police eventually shot him dead at a cinema complex.

The motive of the gunman, who was white and in his mid-30s’, was unclear.

Four weeks ago, 22 people were killed by a gunman in Texan city of El Paso.

About 20 people were injured in the latest incident, three of them police officers – although the police said not all of them were shot. Some were cut by glass when their car windows were hit by bullets and shattered.

An infant aged 17 months was struck in his face by a bullet fragment and airlifted to hospital, Odessa’s Medical Center Hospital says. Seven other patients were in a serious condition.

Saturday’s incident began just after 15:00 (20:00 GMT), police say, after two Texas Department of Public Safety officers pulled over a vehicle on a Midland highway.

The driver then opened fire on the officers before driving away. He then began shooting at other people in several other locations.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he was “horrified to see such a senseless act”. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said: “We will not allow the Lone Star State to be overrun by hatred and violence. We will unite, as Texans always do, to respond to this tragedy.”

In a tweet, US President Donald Trump said he was being kept informed about the shootings.

Later, Vice-President Mike Pence said he and the Trump administration remained “absolutely determined to work with leaders in both parties in Congress to take steps that we can address and confront this scourge of mass atrocity in our country”.

Amid a clamour in the aftermath of the Texas and Ohio shootings earlier this month for increased background checks on firearm purchases, Mr. Trump had said he was “looking to do background checks”.

But he appeared to reverse that position after a phone call with the chief executive of the National Rifle Association (NRS), Wayne LaPierre, saying: “I’m also very, very concerned with the Second Amendment, more so than most presidents would be. People don’t realise we have very strong background checks right now.”

SourceBBC News

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Kaaka’s family unhappy with slow pace of trial a year after his gruesome murder

A year after social activist, Ibrahim Muhammad, popularly known as Kaaka, was attacked by unknown assailants in front of...

Eastern Region: NAGRAT expresses concern over work overload in Second Cycle Institutions

By Michael Kofi Kenetey The Eastern Regional Chapter of the National Graduate Teachers, NAGRAT has made a complaint to government concerning the stress and fatigue...

Need for all Media Personalities to unite to better lives of Ghanaian Journalists

By Dr. Nana Sifa Twum After two years of election litigation, the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), on Friday, June 24, 2022, finally held its regional...

Ghana showcased in colours at Okyeman Ohum Homecoming Festival

By Nana Asare Mireku Another opportunity to portray culture in pome and pageantry as Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, entreated Ghanaians to reflect on core...

Transit trade declines by 23% in first quarter of 2022

By Nathaniel Nartey Data from the State Insurance Company (SIC), has revealed that transit trade for the first quarter of 2022 decreased by 23 percent...

More Articles Like This