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Police Chief U. Renee Hall reacts to shooting that killed 1-year-old – YouTube

Police Chief U. Renee Hall speaks during a press conference following the death of 1-year-old Rory Norman, who was fatally shot early Sunday morning at a home in South Dallas, on Jan. 5, 2020 at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News)

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Texas Stabbing: At Least 1 Dead, 3 Injured in Austin – YouTube

One person was killed, three others hurt and a suspect was in custody following a “stabbing incident” Friday morning in downtown Austin, police and emergency officials said.

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Texas sheriff’s deputy, an Army vet, fatally shot during traffic stop; suspect arrested | Fox News

A Texas sheriff’s deputy died in a hospital Tuesday after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop, authorities said.

Source: Texas sheriff’s deputy, an Army vet, fatally shot during traffic stop; suspect arrested | Fox News

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2 Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Shooting At West Freeway Church Of Christ In White Settlement

Two people are dead and another person is critically injured after a shooting at a church in the Tarrant County city of White Settlement, officials said.

During the incident, two men died from their injuries and another man was critically injured. Fort Worth spokesman Mike Drivdahl said in a news conference that they believe the gunman is among the three but it’s unknown if he was killed or is injured.

“When White Settlement PD and White Settlement Fire Department arrived on scene, they did find a total of three patients that have been transported in critical condition. That includes who they do believe is the shooter, so that is a total of three, including the shooter, who have been transported.”

MedStar has since said the third man in critical condition died en route to the hospital but was resuscitated and is currently undergoing surgery. Two other victims were injured trying to duck and cover but have been treated and released.

Source: 2 Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Shooting At West Freeway Church Of Christ In White Settlement

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2 killed, 7 injured in drive-by shooting while filming music video: Sheriff | abc7chicago.com

A group of men were shooting a music video when they were “basically ambushed.”

2 killed, 7 injured in drive-by shooting while filming music video: Sheriff

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Two men were killed and seven others were injured in a drive-by shooting while they were filming a music video in Texas, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Gonzalez said a group of men were in the area filming a music video in the parking lot of a nearby business park off of I-45 N.

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Update: we are now at 9 total gunshot wound victims: 2 were confirmed deceased at scene, 1 was critical, the others remain hospitalized. Anyone with info is urged to call @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS. https://twitter.com/sheriffed_hcso/status/1210782457634541568 

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@HCSOTexas are at the 500 block of Smart Street, reference a drive-by shooting. Initial report indicates 4 gunshot wound victims. Of the 4, two have been confirmed at the scene and the other two are wounded. Still an active scene. Details are limited. #HouNews

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“All of a sudden, basically, they were ambushed,” he said.

A total of nine people were shot. Two men were found dead on the scene, and the others were hospitalized, some in critical condition.

Gonzalez described the victims as young Hispanic males in their 20s.

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Update: we now believe the number of gunshot victims to be at least 8. A group of Hispanic males (in their 20s) were filming a music video in the parking lot when unknown suspects possibly drove by and opened fire on the group. https://twitter.com/sheriffed_hcso/status/1210782457634541568 

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@HCSOTexas are at the 500 block of Smart Street, reference a drive-by shooting. Initial report indicates 4 gunshot wound victims. Of the 4, two have been confirmed at the scene and the other two are wounded. Still an active scene. Details are limited. #HouNews

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“We believe there could still be more (victims) that are injured that happened to leave the scene before we got here,” he said.

Gonzalez also said the shooters were in cars and others may have been on foot. A description of the suspects was not immediately released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office or Houston Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.

Source: 2 killed, 7 injured in drive-by shooting while filming music video: Sheriff | abc7chicago.com

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Texas mall shooting leaves at least 4 wounded, authorities say; search on for 3 suspects

A manhunt for at least three suspects was underway in Texas on Wednesday night after at least four people were wounded during a shooting just inside the entrance of a San Antonio shopping mall on Wednesday night, just one week before Christmas.

Source: Texas mall shooting leaves at least 4 wounded, authorities say; search on for 3 suspects

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Breaking: Houston police officer dead after east Houston shooting

A Houston police sergeant died Saturday night after he was shot in the chest with a semi-automatic pistol during a domestic disturbance near Magnolia Park in east Houston.

Mayor Sylvester Turner praised the service of Christopher Brewster, 32, who had been with the department since 2010.

“This is a tough moment for our city,” Turner said. “Today and in days to come, years to come, we will honor him as a hero in the city of Houston for the work he performed on behalf of everyone in the city.”

Officers were called at about 5:50 p.m. to the 7400 block of Avenue I after a woman told 911 dispatchers that her boyfriend was assaulting her and that he had two firearms, Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a press conference.

Source: Breaking: Houston police officer dead after east Houston shooting

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San Antonio plane crash: 3 dead after emergency landing goes wrong – CNN

(CNN)An emergency landing went horribly wrong Sunday night as a plane crashed in San Antonio, leaving three dead, according to fire officials.

The small, single-engine plane was leaving Sugar Land and headed to Boerne, Texas, when it developed engine trouble, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood told CNN affiliate KSAT-TV.
The pilot wanted to make an emergency landing at San Antonio International Airport, Hood said, but ended up crashing into the street.

Fire Chief Charles Hood said the twin-engine plane crashed in a commercial and industrial area killing all three people on board. Hood says the plane had taken off in Sugar Land and was on its way to Boerne when they developed engine problems. The pilot notified the San Antonio International Airport that they were going to divert to the airport to make an emergency landing, but they weren’t able to make it to the airport before crashing.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the wreckage beside a street. No one on the ground was hurt. Firefighters have blocked off a wide area around the 600 block of Rhapsody recovering any debris that might have fallen off the plane during the approach and crash. Hood says “as tragic as it is, it could have been much worse” had the plane come down on busy Highway 281 nearby or into a business or apartment complex.

Source: San Antonio plane crash: 3 dead after emergency landing goes wrong – CNN

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Second Explosion at TPC plant in Texas

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Texas chemical plant explosion injures three, prompts evacuations – YouTube

County Judge Jeff Branick says there are no reports of any fatalities and only three people with injuries He calls that a miracle. One worker suffered burns and was taken by medical helicopter to a Houston hospital. Another sustained a fractured wrist and a third sustained a fractured leg. One of those victims was treated and released. He says all workers are accounted for.

There is damage reported to homes and even a school in the area.

Callers tell us it broke windows and could be felt miles away at about 1 a.m.

The plant produces butadiene and raffinate.

Butadiene is a colorless has used to make synthetic rubber and plastics, and to make other chemicals.

Raffinate is the residual product left after a reforming process. It’s also a colorless gas.

As a precautionary action Orange County Judge John Gothia is calling for a shelter in place south of I-10 until 6 am due to the explosion at the TCP plant in Port Neches and the East Northeast wind direction carrying a chemical plume. Shelter in Place means to stay inside, close windows, turn fans and air conditioning units off.

In a press conference with TDC officials, Troy Monk asked everyone to not-touch any debris you feel is contaminated. Call the hotline to have it evaluated and cleaned up.

TDC has established a hotline to report damage 866-601-5880.

A shelter is open at First Baptist Church in Nederland.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM TPC:

At approximately 1:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, November 27 an explosion was reported at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations site located at 2102 TX-136 Spur, Port Neches, TX 77561 involving a processing unit.

TPC Group has activated its Emergency Response Plan and requested assistance from Port Neches Fire Department and Huntsman. The event is ongoing but will be brought under control as quickly and safely as possible.

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Texas gun laws: Governor Greg Abbott issues 8 executive orders after El Paso and Odessa-Midland shootings – CBS News

The orders aim to stop potential mass shooters through strengthening reporting techniques

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued eight executive orders Thursday that aim to stop potential mass shooters by strengthening reporting techniques, although he conceded in a release that “legislative action” is still needed. Abbott’s orders come as the Lone Star State reels from two mass shootings in August that left 29 people dead.

Source: Texas gun laws: Governor Greg Abbott issues 8 executive orders after El Paso and Odessa-Midland shootings – CBS News

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Texas Rep. Flores says he won’t seek reelection – POLITICO

His solidly Republican district includes Waco and the northern Austin suburbs and is home to two major universities.

“When I originally announced that I was running for Congress in 2009, I was firm in my commitment that I would run for six or fewer terms,” Flores, 65, announced in a statement on Wednesday. “After much prayer over the past few days and following conversations with my wife, Gina, during that time, I have decided that my current term will be my last.”

Source: Texas Rep. Flores says he won’t seek reelection – POLITICO

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Victims killed, injured in West Texas mass shooting identified

The identities of those who were killed and injured in West Texas mass shooting Saturday have been identified.

A list of names of those killed and injured were released Monday:

Deceased 

  • Leilah Hernandez, 15, of Odessa
  • Joe Griffith, 40, of Odessa
  • Mary Granados, 29, of Odessa
  • Edwin Peregrino, 25, of Odessa
  • Rodolfo Julio Arco, 57, of Odessa
  • Kameron Karltness Brown, 30, of Brownwood
  • Raul Garcia, 35, El Paso

Injured 

  • Quadri Fatai, 41, of Houston
  • Nathan Hernandez, 18, of Odessa
  • Marc Gonzalez, 38, of Odessa
  • Zachary Owens, an officer at Midland Police Department
  • Timmoth Beard, 55, of San Antonio
  • James Santana, an officer at Odessa Police Department
  • Glenda Dempsy, 62, of Odessa
  • Marco Corral, 62, of San Diego, CA.
  • Coy Edge, 53, of Odessa
  • Joseph Glide, 60, of Odessa
  • Anderson Davis, 17-months-old, of Odessa
  • Daniel Munoz, 28, of Yuma, AZ.
  • Robert Cavasoz, 38, of Alice, TX.
  • Maria Boado, 27, of Hialeah, FL.
  • Efe Obayagbona, 45, of Rockport, TX.
  • Chuck Pryor, a trooper at the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Timmothy, Hardaway, 54, of Brownwood
  • Jesus Alvirez, 21, of Gardendale
  • Lilia Diaz, 46, of Odessa
  • Krystal Lee, 36, of Odessa
  • Larry Shores, 34, of Odessa
  • Juvenile male, 9, of Odessa

 

Source: Victims killed, injured in West Texas mass shooting identified

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At least 21 shot, 6 killed in West Texas rampage, official says; suspect dead | Fox News

At least 21 people were shot and six people were killed Saturday in a series of shootings in the area of Midland and Odessa, Texas, an Odessa city official told Fox News.

Source: At least 21 shot, 5 killed in West Texas rampage, official says; suspect dead | Fox News

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Actor Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor

Before starring in Dazed and Confused, Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective, among dozens of other notable roles, he earned a film degree from the University of Texas in 1993.

Right now, University of Texas students are running to the registrar’s office or firing up their computers to sign up for an upcoming Matthew McConaughey class.

UT’s Moody College of Communication announced Wednesday that the Academy Award-winning actor has been appointed as a professor of practice to the Department of Radio-Television-Film faculty.

Source: Actor Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor

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Shootings at Two Texas ICE Facilities Were ‘Targeted’ Attacks, Says FBI

 

Officials from the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) say that Tuesday’s shootings at two federal facilities were each a “targeted attack.” A shooter fired multiple rounds at two ICE facilities in San Antonio, Texas, early on Tuesday morning.

FBI and ICE officials said a shooter directly targeted two separate ICE facilities in northeast San Antonio at about 3 a.m. on Saturday morning. Officials report shots being fired into a 14th floor ICE office and another building operated by an ICE contractor, the KTSA radio reported.

Source: Shootings at Two Texas ICE Facilities Were ‘Targeted’ Attacks, Says FBI

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Maniac shoots two people on Houston highway, sparking manhunt

A maniac is on the loose after he gunned down two people with an AR-15 in the middle of Houston rush-hour traffic — and then bolted in his car, with a trash bag full of weed inside, according to a new report.

The chaos unfolded just before 6 p.m. Thursday on eastbound Interstate 10, when the shooter and another person in his sedan struck another vehicle, causing it to spin out, local outlet ABC 13 reported.

Both suspects got out of the car — and one of them opened fire, according to the report.

Source: Maniac shoots two people on Houston highway, sparking manhunt

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Walmart facing calls to halt gun sales after El Paso shooting – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

People are calling on Walmart, often cited as the largest gun retailer in the world, to stop selling firearms after a mass shooting took place in one of its stores on Saturday.

Walmart has been the scene of two shootings in the past week, one in Southaven, Mississipi where two were killed by a former employee on July 30 and Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that left 22 dead.

Source: Walmart facing calls to halt gun sales after El Paso shooting – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

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UPDATE : Alleged shooter cased El Paso Walmart before rampage that killed 22: Officials

A gunman opened fire Saturday morning at a Walmart in El Paso.

The suspect in the killing rampage at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, allegedly cased the store, looking for Mexicans to kill before he came back and unleashed a barrage of gunfire that left 22 people dead and more than two dozens injured, law enforcement officials told ABC News.

The latest twist in the investigation of the mass shooting came just hours after doctors in El Paso confirmed that two more victims had died from bullet wounds suffered in the Saturday morning massacre — increasing the death toll to 22.

Source: Alleged shooter cased El Paso Walmart before rampage that killed 22: Officials

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Between 15 and 20 people shot at El Paso Walmart, suspected gunman in custody, Texas Lt. Gov. says | Fox News

Between 15 and 20 people were shot at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas Saturday morning, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Fox News.

Patrick added that a 21-year-old man had been taken into custody. Police had previously said they had received numerous reports of “multiple shooters.”

The lieutenant governor did not say how many of the injuries were fatal.

Police responded to reports of an active shooting at the Cielo Vista Mall area shortly before 11 a.m. and asked people to stay clear of the active scene. An El Paso police spokesman told reporters shortly before 1 p.m. that there was no longer an “imminent threat” to the area.

A spokesperson at Del Sol Medical Center told Fox News that the hospital had received six victims in an unknown condition. They did not say if any more victims would be coming to the facility.

Source: Between 15 and 20 people shot at El Paso Walmart, suspected gunman in custody, Texas Lt. Gov. says | Fox News