Listen: Police unsure why man went on West Texas shooting rampage
"Well police say they are not sure why a man with only a misdemeanor on his record and no warrant for his arrest erupted in the state of violence after that route Trina routine traffic stop in West Texas seven people were shocked by this man as he went on a shooting rampage after that traffic stop. Michael another mass shooting in America leaves people bewildered afraid and devastated authorities are still trying to learn why a man opened fire during a traffic stop in West Texas then began a shooting rampage in Odessa and Midland the left seven people dead and injured more than twenty others including a seventeen month old girl I'm tired of the time Texas governor Greg Abbott speaking at a news conference well I'm heartbroken former Texas representative and current democratic presidential contender battle Rourke is heart broken too he's also angry that these mass shootings in Texas and elsewhere have all involved weapons of war you don't need any are fifteen and a K. forty seven there is a weapon of war designed to kill people as efficiently as effectively and as great a number as possible he tells CNN state of the union it's long past time for solutions universal background checks red flag laws in into the sales of weapons of war and buying those A. K. forty sevens in a R. fifteens back over okay as there can be no solutions unless lawmakers in Washington agreed to work together we've got to bring in Republicans gun owners Democrats non gun owners alike into these solutions and save lives former Florida governor and current Republican senator Rick Scott agrees on CNN's state of the union he says the issue of gun violence in America should not succumb to partisan politics in Washington this is an issue about how we keep Americans safe and so I'm gonna do everything I can acting homeland security secretary Kevin mac lean and tells A. B. C.'s this week he is also going to do everything he can in the aftermath of the shootings in Odessa it's devastating and it's you know three inter miles from el Paso zoo region that's that's really felt the impact of massive taxes in the recent weeks and we're very concerned about a week following a progressively Odessa police chief Michael Gargi delivered a message to the families of the victims of the shootings I offer my apologies my condolences but he did not provide some information I'm not naming the subject the reason for that I refused to give me any notoriety for what the name was really so. later in the day bye to law enforcement officials who identified him as thirty six year old Seth eight or there are a lot of questions about why he did what he did we hope to learn the answers to those and several other questions in the coming days but in the meantime governor Abbott offers this for the people of Texas affected by this latest shooting and all of the other shootings in recent weeks months and years you feel is incalculable but you must hold on to the hope that you can also"