WSJ: Lubbock man suspected of making, selling gun to Odessa shoo

WSJ: Lubbock man suspected of making, selling gun to Odessa shooter

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The neighborhood in north Lubbock where federal agents have been for hours Sept. 4, 2019 The neighborhood in north Lubbock where federal agents have been for hours Sept. 4, 2019
LUBBOCK, Texas -

 The AR 15-style rifle used in the Odessa massacre is believed to have been sold by a Lubbock man, according to the Wall Street Journal. The man, who has not been identified, is suspected of illegally manufacturing and selling the weapon, according to The Journal.

Federal agents were at a home in north Lubbock, near the Lubbock Country Club, for hours Wednesday. They were seen coming in and out of the home. But we have yet to confirm this is connected to the Odessa shooting. Law officers left the scene just before 8:45 Wednesday evening.

The Journal reports investigators were seeking to interview the man.  Click here - for the WSJ report (behind paywall).

Seth Ator, 36, opened fire during a routine traffic stop in West Texas that killed seven people, injured 22 others and ended with officers gunning him down outside a movie theater.

Federal law prohibited Ator from owning a gun, after a court found him mentally unfit. In 2014 he was denied purchase of a gun because he failed a nationwide background check. According to The Journal's Wednesday report, it is not clear if the Lubbock man knew Ator was banned from owning a gun. 

 

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