A West Indian Day celebration, Hurricane Dorian destruction, and a very happy sunflower round out this week's best images.
It remains unclear how the suspect, who killed seven people and injured 23 others, obtained the AR-style rifle used in the rampage.
Presumably, Gov. Greg Abbott knows that most private gun sales in Texas don't require background checks.
The mother of Anderson Davis, who was wounded in Saturday's mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, said the 17-month-old is expected to fully recover.
“I think it’s a problem of the heart, to be honest with you. We have some of the most violent video games that you can see," Mayor David Turner told MSNBC.
“We’re going to slip away for just for a minute," an anchor said. "We don't know what's going on."
A postal worker and a 15-year-old girl are among those identified as victims in Saturday's rampage that left eight people dead, including the gunman.
“I’m still a little shook up," said the witness who took the video. "I’m just trying to wrap my mind around this because I never thought I would witness this."
Police shot and killed one suspect who they say went on a shooting spree in the Midland and Odessa areas shortly after a traffic stop.
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