Sunday, 01 September 2019 10:13

At least five people have been killed and many more injured in the second mass shooting in the US state of Texas in a month.

First to be shot was a policeman who stopped the gunman's car between the cities of Midland and Odessa.

The gunman went on to shoot at numerous motorists and passers-by. At one point, he abandoned his car and stole a postal truck before continuing his spree.

He was shot dead by police at a cinema complex and the motive of the gunman, who was white and in his mid-30s,was unclear.

Four weeks ago 31 people were killed by a gunman in the Texan city of EL Paso. 

About 20 people were injured in this latest incident, three of them police officers although the police said not all of them were shot. Some were cut by glass when their car windows were hit by bullets and shattered.