FIRST ON CBS7: Odessa shooting sends two people to the hospital

Odessa Police Department vehicle. (CBS 7 File Photo)
Odessa Police Department vehicle. (CBS 7 File Photo)(KOSA)
Published: Feb. 24, 2021 at 3:05 PM CST
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) -


A couple is in the hospital after they were both shot in a home in South Odessa.

Now the mother of one of those victims is asking the shooter to turn himself in.

Tina Ponce said her daughter Brittany Martinez is inside Medical Center Hospital fighting for her life after she was shot in head and leg.

Ponce said she was told by her daughter that a man broke into her house early this morning looking for money.

She said when Martinez and her boyfriend tried to fight, the man shot both of them twice and ran away.

Police haven’t arrested anyone for this shooting yet but Ponce said she knows who he is and wants him to turn himself in.

“You are somebody’s son,” Pone said. “Just like my daughter is my daughter you are somebody’s son. So do the right thing and turn yourself in. We don’t need you hurting nobody else no more.”

Ponce said the bullet has been taken out of her daughter’s brain but she’s in a lot of pain and she may lose her leg.

As for the other man who was shot police have said that he is fair condition.


Odessa police are investigating a shooting that left two people injured on Wednesday morning.

According to the Odessa Police Department, officers were called to the 300 block of Drury Lane at 3:50 a.m. for a report of a shooting.

When police arrived, they found that a man and woman had been shot. Both victims were taken to the hospital.

The victims’ conditions are unknown at this time.

There is no word yet on any suspects being identified in the shooting.

CBS7 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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