ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Joe Griffith was driving his wife and children to take family pictures on Saturday.
Then, Seth Ator went on a shooting rampage in Odessa, claiming his life, along with six others.
“…They had to pull him out on the side of the road. My sister and law had to tell my nephew and niece to sit in the … as she tried to stop the flow of blood. I want the world to know that my brother was such a good man who loved the Lord. Who loved his family. And his life was taken too soon…”Carla Byrne, sister of Joe
Now, all of Odessa knows Joe and are grieving along with his sister Carla Byrne.
Monday, the AFL CIO had an annual gathering to celebrate Labor Day. However, there was no celebration. Instead, a grieving period for those affected by Saturday’s mass shooting.
One person directly affected — Carla Byrne — lost her brother Saturday. She hopes for the community to take action with her, and for people to affect positive change.
“We have to do something. I don’t know what the answer is. We need to work together to find an answer.”Carla Byrne