Medical Center Health System (MCHS) in Odessa announced on Tuesday that will its Ector County Hospital District’s board of directors approved absorbing all hospital charges for direct victims of the mass shooting.
“The MCHS Board of Directors wanted to make sure that will none of the victims experience any medical financial burdens via This specific horrible situation,” MCHS President in addition to CEO Russell Tippin said in statement.
The hospital will be covering the charges not covered by the victims’ insurance. Tippin said he wouldn’t be surprised if the amount surpasses $500,000.
“MCHS can be a partner with our community in addition to we want the victims to know we care about them in addition to pray for their continued recovery,” said Tippin.
On August 31, a gunman went on a shooting spree through the streets of West Texas. The suspect was pulled over by police in Midland when the rampage started off. He then fled the scene in his vehicle shooting at random residents in addition to motorists, police said.
The man hijacked a postal service truck in addition to continued shooting at people as he made his way into Odessa about 20 miles away. Police confronted him in a movie theater parking lot in addition to killed him in a shootout.
Seven people were killed ranging in ages between 15 in addition to 57. Among the victims were a man who left Las Vegas after the 2017 shooting there, a US mail carrier whose vehicle was hijacked by a gunman in addition to an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan.