4 Dead, 4 Hurt in Texas Shooting Spree
Suspect in custody after Dallas, DeSoto attacks
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 8, 2013 6:01 AM CDT
A suspect has been arrested after two shootings in Texas.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A pair of related shootings in two Texas cities killed at least four people and injured four more, NBC-Dallas/Fort Worth reports. Police found four shooting victims, two dead, in a Dallas neighborhood last night. Two wounded victims on the scene were hospitalized. The suspect in that attack fled to DeSoto, police said; 15 minutes later, police responding to a scene there found four others had been shot—and again, two were dead. Some of the victims are believed to be children, the Dallas Morning News reports. FBI and ATF agents were on the ground in DeSoto, NBC notes; a male suspect is in custody.

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Aug 9, 2013 12:54 PM CDT
Another crazy with a gun.
Aug 8, 2013 1:31 PM CDT
You have a madman who is bent on killing people do you honestly think anybody can stop him from doing it ? I don't. Enforcement of the laws cause no freaking piece of paper is going to stop him either. The NRA is right when they said that what was needed was not making new rules but enforcing the laws that are on the books already. Now a gun is like no other weapon you can conceal a hand gun so easy and kill a person in the blink of an eye. That's why enforcement is the main objective if our police were allowed to go after gangs where you find most of the illegal immigrants and drugs and fire arms I don't mean just pistols were talking military weapons and the weakness of our government that if there going to make new laws make them toward the gangs in this country. Law enforcement should put out their own blogs for the public to read. they say we have 13 million illegal immigrants now where do you think a large were talking 60% or more have gone right to a gang cause they have family and or friends in the gangs and there are so many gangs out there every nationality in our country has multiple gangs and the new Mafia's popping up all over the place even the Amish have a Mafia. Now why don't the lawmakers go after these law breakers just think how clean this country could be as far as illegal guns. You want to make new laws make them where there going to do the best work and that's fighting illegal immigrants , gang's and the criminals that hold government offices.
Aug 8, 2013 12:44 PM CDT
So is Texas going to make the shooter's birthday a legal holiday: Roam the Land Day. Guns will replace passports. "Oh, sorry sir, I didn't see the gun: go right through. Would you like a police escort or backup? Woman get out of the way, male coming through."