Texas gunman who killed 7 had previously failed background check for firearm

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LOS ANGELES: The gunman who killed seven people and wounded 23 others in a rolling rampage across West Texas obtained an assault-style rifle ...

and wounded 23 others in a rolling rampage across West Texas obtained an assault-style rifle despite failing a background check, state and law enforcement officials said on Monday .

It was the second mass shooting in Texas in four weeks, and the state's Republican governor, Greg Abbott, expressed frustration on Monday the suspect had a firearm.An FBI agent investigates the home of Seth Ator following the shooting he committed, according to the local police, in Odessa, Texas, on Sep 1, 2019.

Democrats in Congress want to close loopholes that under federal law, allow certain people to sell firearms without requiring background checks, such as in sales conducted online, at gun shows or out of their homes. At one point, Ator abandoned his car and hijacked a US postal van, mortally wounding the letter carrier, identified by officials as Mary Grandos, 29.

He shot seven people to death, leaving behind a trail of 15 crime scenes with 23 other people wounded in the rampage, officials said. The FBI has scoured Ator's home, Christopher Combs, special agent in charge of the FBI office in San Antonio, told a news conference on Monday.

 

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