After mass shooting, Odessa’s mayor is "mad as hell" but helping his city cope
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After mass shooting, Odessa’s mayor is "mad as hell" but helping his city cope

DAVID BROWN AND RHONDA FANNING, TEXAS STANDARD |
September 3, 2019

David Turner says residents are still in shock. He’s unsure of the solution but is troubled that the gunman was able to obtain a firearm even after failing a background check.


Texas Standard: Could you tell us a little bit about how the last 72 hours have been for you? I know it must have been heart wrenching, especially at some of these vigils that you've been present at.

Odessa Mayor David Turner: It's been a rough 72 hours, but Texans are resilient and I'm very proud of the way the community's coming together. In fact, this morning, I'm heading to Odessa High School, where they lost one of their students, just to check on the kids, check on the administration, make sure that they know we're standing with them, and just letting them know that we care.

A lot of folks are going back to work as well today. How are folks in the community dealing with this tragedy? What are you hearing from them firsthand?

Credit by - The Texas tribune

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