Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"Nothing Ever Happens Out Here"

"ODESSA, TX — An apparent murder/suicide claimed the lives of a toddler and the alleged gunman, the young girl's father, late Saturday night in south Ector County.

"No names have been released by the Ector County Sheriff's Office, which sent a news release about the shooting around 5 p.m. Sunday.

"Sheriff's are reporting that a man believed to be in his 40s, and father to the toddler girl, killed the toddler then shot her mother before turning the gun on himself. The call of an `ambulance run/shooting victims` came in at 11:57 p.m. Saturday night.

"This apparently occurred at a residence in the 12000 block of South Beryl Avenue in south Ector County, about six miles west of south highway 385.

"The woman remains in serious condition at Medical Center Hospital. Autopsies are pending, according to the sheriff's office.

"The family was living in a blue trailer a half-mile down South Beryl Avenue, according to neighbors who were out walking and enjoying family time on Sunday evening. The blue trailer sits adjacent to another and a camper on a dirt lot. Next-door, their neighbors’ two large dogs roamed around barking at those who got too close to the yard.

"Berenisa Galindo, 19, was hosting a cook-out late Saturday when they heard sirens getting closer and closer to the neighborhood that she describes as quiet.

"`Nothing ever happens out here,` she said."

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