ODESSA, TX. (THECOUNT) —  Mary Granados has been identified as the postal worker killed in a mass shooting in Odessa, Texas on Saturday.

A Texas shooter, now deceased, hijacked Granados’ mail truck then shot and killed her during the tragic shooting spree.


The following is from a newly erected GoFundMe to help pay for Grandos’ funeral expenses:

This campaign is to help the family with expenses for the memorial/funeral of Mary Granados, the Letter Carrier in Odessa who was murdered and carjacked while working during today’s mass shooting in Odessa, TX.

I started this campaign on behalf of the family to help them some way during this difficult time, with permission from her twin sister Rosie Granados, who will make sure funds are use accordingly.

I had the privilege to work with Mary before she started her career at USPS, she was beautiful inside and out, with a great heart and always ready to be a friend, always had a smile on her face!

Keep her family in your prayers.

Leslie Aide worked with Granados.

Nathan and Leila Hernandez were also shot, according to their GoFundMe page. Nathan survived and is in the hospital. Leila was killed.

At the time of the shooting, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin issued the following message:

S: Lock Down Lock down in place. Officers are looking for suspect in shooting in the are of UTPB Campus. LOCK DOWN NOW Reply with YES to confirm receipt.


Geo quick facts: Odessa is a city in western Texas. Downtown, Jack Ben Rabbit is an 8-foot-tall statue of a jackrabbit. Another 37 Jamboree Jackrabbits dot the city. The Presidential Archives and Leadership Library exhibits presidential memorabilia. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s Stonehenge is a replica of the famous English site. To the southwest, meteorite fragments are on display at the Odessa Meteor Crater – wikipedia.

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