FBI confirms investigation at a home in Lubbock


FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Mail vehicle, right, which was involved in Saturday’s shooting, sits outside the Cinergy entertainment center in Odessa, Texas. The mass shooting in West Texas spread terror over more than 10 miles (16 kilometers) as the gunman, Seth Aaron Ator, fired from behind the wheel of a car. Ator zigzagged through Midland and Odessa, two closely intertwined cities now brought closer by tragedy. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The FBI confirms they are at a home in Lubbock, but notes ATF is still the lead investigating agency.

The man who sold the rifle to the Odessa shooter was from Lubbock, according to the Wall Street Journal.

EverythingLubbock has learned that federal agents have raided a home in North Lubbock. We are withholding the address until we have further confirmation.

According to the WSJ, officials have identified a person of interest they suspect of illegally manufacturing and selling the rifle. Officials have not released the name publicly.

Officials said Seth Ator, 36, went on a shooting rampage in Odessa on Saturday August 31, killing 7 and injuring more than 20 others. In addition to the 7, Ator was killed by law enforcement officials following a shootout.

The WSJ reported and EverythingLubbock is looking to independently confirm these reports.

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