Odessa (Agencies): At least five people were killed and 21 wounded by a man who randomly fired at motorists in the Texan town of Odessa in the southern United States before being shot dead by police on Saturday.
"We have at least 21 victims, 21 shot dead and at least five deaths at this stage," a police spokesman for the city of Odessa told reporters.
According to the mayor of nearby Midland, interviewed on Fox News, three police officers are among the wounded.
The umpteenth shooting came less than a month after a gunman shot dead 22 people in another Texas town, El Paso, about 500 kilometres west of Odessa.
The police in this town of about 100,000 had initially reported "an individual (possibly two) rolling in Odessa shooting at random people". She had asked the locals not to take the road and be extremely careful.