Thursday 21 September 2017

Dallas Cowboys party shooting: Gunman kills seven after opening fire at Texas home

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At least eight people have died after a shooting at a home in Texas.

The shooting occurred around 8pm in Plano, less than 20 miles (32km) northeast of Dallas.

It is believed the shoot-out was prompted by a "domestic dispute" at the party for fans of NFL team the Dallas Cowboys.

People at the party were watching the game when the violence started.

People at the party were watching the game when the violence started.

Plano police spokesman David Tilley said officers initially responded to a report of shots being fired.

When the first officer arrived and went inside the home, the officer confronted the suspected shooter.

The officer opened fire, Mr Tilley said, killing the suspect.

Two others were injured in the shooting, and details of their condition have not been released.

The victims and suspect have not been identified and all of those killed and injured were believed to be adults.

Mr Tilley said that a shooting of this magnitude was unusual for Plano and investigations are continuing.

Additional reporting by Independent News Service

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