Senate Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety to host meeting in Odessa

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The Senate Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety are scheduled to meet in Odessa later this month.

According to a release, the committee will meet at Odessa College on Oct. 17. The meeting comes about a month after seven people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in a mass shooting stretching from Midland to Odessa.

The gunman was also shot and killed by law enforcement at a local movie theater. As the community continues to heal from the tragic events, law enforcement continues their investigation into the shooting.

Now, residents of Midland and Odessa are being asked to attend the hearing and share their thoughts with state officials.

State Rep. Brooks Landgraf will also be in attendance and is encouraging the community to join him.

“This committee hearing provides an opportunity for folks to share their thoughts and concerns as we work together to heal as a community, state and nation,” Landgraf said. “I’m thankful the voices of Odessans and West Texans will be heard during these proceedings.”

The House Committee on Mass Violence and Community Prevention will also host a community meeting in Odessa before the end of the year, according to a release from Landgraf’s Office.

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