Texas Shooter Had a Troubled Personal History

The man responsible for Saturday’s mass shooting in Odessa, Texas had a history of personal problems and disturbing behavior, the New York Post reports.

36-year-old Seth Ator previously had the police called on him last month, when a female neighbor complained about how he “threatened her with a rifle” and kept “leaving trash near his property.” She also reported that he would sit on top of his roof and “shoot animals at night.”

However, police then had been unable to locate him due to his house not having a GPS address. He had no access to electricity or running water, according to the neighbor.

Another neighbor told local news affiliate NewsWest9 that Ator “showed up at her door with his rifle,” though she never found out why.

CNN also reported that Ator “had been fired from his trucking job just hours before” he went on a killing spree in Odessa, which led to seven deaths and more than 20 injuries before he was gunned down by police.

At this time, authorities say his motives are unknown.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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