According to the NYT, the man who shot people in American Odessa worked in freight transport. A few hours before the attack, he was fired. Police have not yet determined his motive but ruled out links to terrorism.
Seth ETOR, who opened fire in the American city of Odessa (Texas), which killed seven people, was fired from his job shortly before the attack, the newspaper the New York Times, citing sources.
According to the publication, the 36-year-old man worked in the field of cargo transportation, he was fired on Saturday morning, August 31, a few hours before the attack. In turn, three sources of NBC News in law enforcement reported that the attacker lost his job “recently.”
At the moment, the investigation does not know the motives of the attacker, but it does not seem that what happened was an act of domestic or international terror, the interlocutors told NBC.
A law enforcement source familiar with the case said the shooter used a weapon similar to an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Authorities are trying to determine if he had other weapons.
According to the channel, earlier the man already got into the field of view of militiamen. However, Odessa police chief Michael Girk said that at the time of the attack on the suspect was not issued any warrants.
According to law enforcement authorities, the police stopped the man on the road between the cities of Midland and Odessa, after which he shot at one of the police officers, seized a mail van and drove to the shopping center, where he opened fire on passers-by. The attacker was killed in a shootout with police officers who arrived at the scene. The incident killed seven people and injured at least 22 others.