Eight people were killed Sunday night in a Texas home, including the shooter who led the bloody onslaught. According to social media rumors, seven of the victims were gathered inside a home to watch the Dallas Cowboys take on the New York Giants in a late NFL game.
While police have yet to confirm why the people were inside the Plano, Texas home, what is confirmed is that a lone gunman entered the residence, open firing and killing seven while injuring two others. Police responded quickly and took down the unnamed shooter, according to reports from NBC News.
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Eight people are dead, including the suspect, and two are critically wounded after a shooting at a home in Plano, Texas, according to police.
Officer David Tilley said police were called to a home on the 1700 block of West Spring Creek Parkway, less than 20 miles northeast of Dallas, just after 8 p.m. Sunday on a report of gunshots heard.
Tilley said an officer heard gunshots as he approached the scene and confronted a man armed with a gun as he entered the home. The officer opened fire and killed the suspect. It was unclear if the suspect fired at the officer.
Officers then found nine other people, all adults, inside the home with gunshot wounds.
Investigators are still on the scene collecting evidence but social media chatter has been robust in the wake of the shooting. According to a report from the Dallas News, a neighbor said that the gathering appeared to have the markings of a football watch party. Others said that crime like this is rare in Plano, prompting a large response from the local force.
Below is a public Facebook post from a Plano resident near the scene of the shooting.
Photo: Facebook/Florine Sanchez