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Toddler shot in Texas shooting rampage expected to make full recovery

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 11:12:40-04

A 17-month-old girl who was wounded in the west Texas shooting rampage is expected to make a full recovery.

The toddler, identified as Anderson Davis, was one of the 22 people injured in Saturday’s shooting.

Davis’ family praised doctors and first responders for saving her life.

Texas governor Greg Abbott, citing family members, said the girl would need to have surgery Monday in order to remove shrapnel from her body.

The Davis family also said they're looking forward to reuniting Anderson with her twin brother at home soon.

Seven people were killed in the shootings. The victims ranged in ages from 15 to 57 years old, according to Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke. One of those killed was Mary Granados, a 29-year-old mail carrier who was on the phone with her twin sister when the shooting occurred.

Police say the suspect, 36-year-old Seth Ator, hijacked the mail truck and continued randomly spraying the roads with bullets.

The suspect was shot and killed by police.

Authorities say Ator had been fired from his trucking job hours before the rampage. However, a motive has not yet been determined.