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T he horizon was thick with iron derricks. All around us, pumpjacks were scattered across the muddy fields like an army of giant iron grasshoppers.
Texas Supreme Court temporarily blocks local mask mandates. Ator worked for Journey Oilfield Services and was fired the day of the shooting. A small tan dog was his only known companion. He opened fire on the officer and fled, shooting at random vehicles in his wake.
Seth Aaron Ator, 36, was identified as the gunman responsible for killing seven people and injuring 23 others in Saturday's mass shooting in Midland-Odessa, Texas.
Neighbors said it was clear he couldn't keep a job, considering the company trucks he drove changed regularly. Neighbors told the press he would go out at night and shoot at animalsmostly rabbits. Click through the photos above for everything we know about the Odessa gunman, Seth Ator For our curious, smart readers: Find more on the Odessa gunman's background with this story on his home life on our subscriber website, HoustonChronicle.
It remains unclear whether the shooter had a political motive. Neighbor Veronica Alonzo, 29, said Ator confronted her one time with his black rifle.
Right before the shooting ram, Ator was stopped by a Texas state trooper for failing to al a lane change. Texas father and son reel in foot shark in Port Aransas. When media approached the home, an unidentified person told them "no trespassing, go away.
It's been nearly four days since the West Texas gunman identified as year-old Seth Ator killed seven people and wounded 23 others with an assault-style rifle during a shooting ram that spanned 15 miles between Midland and Odessa. Neighbors gave him the nickname "El Loco," the crazy oneand told the press he would shoot his guns at all hours of the night.
After he was fired from his job, Ator reportedly made hundreds of "rambling" calls to and the FBI. Police said despite the high of calls, Ator never made a direct threat in any of them. Local, state and federal police departments have been busy processing crime scenes and notifying family members since the shooting.
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Rebecca Hennes covers community news. The victims ranged in age from 17 months to 64 years old. Neighbors told the press Ator never had visitors and spent most of his time shooting his black rifle from a second-floor window of his shack.
Most Popular. Read her on our breaking news siteChron. His parents own a home in West San Antonio, but it has not been confirmed if they still live at the home.
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One of the last things he did before the shooting was return home to feed the pup. Today's Picks. He was living in a dirt-floor shack about 20 miles from downtown Odessaon an unmarked road off Kermit Highway. During the ram, Ator stole a U. He was killed by police at an Odessa movie theater after killing seven and wounding 22 others.
As of Tuesday afternoon, victims were still recovering in area hospitals while vigils honoring the dead were erected across the sister cities. He was described by his neighbors as "v iolent and aggressive. They also said they sometimes heard loud rock music. The horrific shooting was the second mass shooting in Texas in August and came just weeks after the deadly Walmart massacre in El Paso that left 22 dead and more than two dozen injured and was one of the 10 deadliest shootings in modern American history.
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