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BREAKING: ‘Serial shooter’ suspect in custody in Ector County, site of deadly drive-by gun massacre [VIDEO]

At least one person has died in the mysterious shootings this week — less than a month after a gunman killed 7 people and injured two dozen more

UPDATE 5:36 pm ET

CBS 7 reports that a suspect is in custody in connection to the four shootings in Ector County this week. The suspect has yet been identified, and it is not yet known if they are connected to police activity involving a white pickup truck earlier Friday. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police in Ector County are searching for a suspected serial shooter following four shootings this week that local authorities believe may be connected.

Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis told CBS7 that a white pickup truck is connected to four separate shooting incidents this week, one that killed an unidentified male. The possible serial shooter reportedly targeted broken down vehicles with an offer to help before firing a handgun.

Citing additional police information, News West 9 reports that the shootings all took place on September 24 and 26. In two cases, no one was injured, and in a third, an unidentified male was shot in the stomach.

Police have not offered a physical description of any suspect or suspects.

On Friday, a News West 9 reporter tweeted from the scene of what police initially said was a “routine traffic stop” involving what appeared to be a white pickup truck. The reporter said that 12 patrol cars were at the scene, and the vehicle was later towed.

Less than a month ago, a gunman opened fire in Odessa — the Ector County seat — killing 7 people as he drove through two towns, shooting indiscriminately from a vehicle, before police cornered him and fatally shot him.

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[Feature image: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki]