Seven people died and 24 were injured in Midland and Odessa, Texas, before the alleged perpetrator was killed in a parking lot on Saturday. He'd been armed with an assault rifle. It was the second such event in Texas in a month – 22 people were killed in El Paso in early August. To date there have been 283 mass shootings in the United States during 2019 – an average of more than one a day.CBS reported that official figures say a total of 37,662 shooting incidents have taken place in 2019, resulting in 9,932 deaths and 19,868 injuries.
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