Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“To the vibrant communities of Odessa, Midland and West Texas, our hearts are with you. Texas Democrats will never stop working to make our communities safe, we must end gun violence and hate.
“We have now had four devastating mass shooting in the state of Texas in the last 18 months, and two in less than a month. Too many families have suffered. Every Texan should be free to walk outside, go to church, go to school, and go shopping without the fear of gun violence. Enough is enough.
“Until we change our laws, these violent acts will continue to occur, at a devastating, catastrophic rate. The time for change is now.”