West Texas shooting brings 2 intertwined cities even closer
By JAKE BLEIBERG and PAUL J. WEBER
ODESSA, Texas (AP) - The mass shooting in West Texas spread terror over more than 10 miles (16 kilometers) as the gunman fired from behind the wheel of a car.
Seth Aaron Ator zigzagged through Midland and Odessa, two closely intertwined cities now brought closer by tragedy. The attack began along the oilfields that are the economic lifeblood of the region. It also cut into the neighborhoods where the petroleum boom has made housing expensive and scarce. Seven people were killed and around two dozen wounded before police cornered and killed the assailant outside a crowded movie theater.
Another vigil for the seven people killed was planned for Tuesday evening in Odessa, where the same fear familiar to other cities struck by mass shootings has settled in.
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