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BREAKING: Authorities ID shooter in West Texas drive-by massacre

Authorities have confirmed that the gunman behind Saturday’s mass shooting in West Texas is 36-year-old Seth Ator.

Two law enforcement officials reportedly told the Associated Press the identity of the gunman, who was fatally shoot during a gunfire exchange with police after he drove from Midland to Odessa, first firing at officers who pulled him over for a routine traffic stop Saturday afternoon.

At a news conference on Sunday, the Odessa police chief declined to say the suspect’s name, saying that he did not want to give the gunman notoriety.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

[Feature image: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki]