I thought she had got bitten by a dog or something.
State troopers say the man, identified only as a white male in his 30s, pulled over for the traffic stop but then opened fire and took off.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said that as two state troopers made the initial traffic stop on I-20, the suspect pointed a rifle toward the rear window of his auto and fired several shots toward their patrol vehicle, hitting of them.
Authorities say a total of three law enforcement officers were shot. At this time there are multiple gunshot victims. The baby is in stable condition, according to Hailey Wilkerson, a friend of the family. Four have been released from the hospital while two remain in critical condition. The Ector County school district in Odessa said one of its students was among those killed.
The alleged shooter went on to Odessa where multiple people were shot, the chief said.
He said the hospital had been locked down for the safety of the staff and patients.
A police spokesman confirmed five people had been killed and at least 16 injured. He said three law enforcement officers were injured and at least 21 civilians were shot.
He exchanged fire with officers before fatally shot, according to Police Chief Gerke.
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Gerke said the situation began with a traffic stop.
A total of 4 persons died and and 17 others were injured in those cases, which reportedly occurred in Chicago, Philadelphia, South Carolina, Maryland and North Carolina.
Law enforcement officers "trapped him in the parking lot of the Cinergy theater, and that's when they were able to engage him", Morales said.
This handout image obtained courtesy of Ernst Villanueva taken on Saturday show a auto with multiple bullet holes in the windows after a gunman opened fire on the I-20 highway between Odessa and Midland, Texas.
Police initially reported that there could be more than one gunman, but Mr Gerke said authorities now believed it was only one.
In this image made from video provided by Dustin Fawcett, police officers guard on a street in Odessa, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
The incident happened in the area of Odessa and nearby Midland and police said at least one active shooter was shot dead near the Cinergy movie theatre.
She said the gunshots struck one of two troopers inside the patrol vehicle, after which the gunman took off and continued shooting. The gunman from the carnage was killed, but officials haven't said whether that is included in the death count.
The Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman said the driver "pointed a rifle toward the rear window of his vehicle and fired several shots" at the troopers as he was still moving.