US /

Cops: Gunman Kills 7 at Texas House Party

Plano shooter was fatally shot by police
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2017 2:37 AM CDT
8 Killed in Shooting at Texas House Party
Law enforcement officers and investigators gather outside the scene of a shooting in Plano, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)

A Dallas Cowboys watch party at a Texas home turned into a bloodbath Sunday night after a gunman opened fire, killing seven people and wounding two, police say. The gunman was fatally shot by a police officer responding to a call about shots fired at the home in Plano, north of Dallas, the Dallas Morning News reports. "He made entry, and that's when he observed several victims inside and then engaged the suspect," says police spokesman David Tilley. Tilley tells USA Today that all the victims were adults and the motive is still unclear, as is the relationship between the shooter and the victims.

"I've been here all my life," Tilley says. "I've never heard of anything like this." Neighbors say the shooting was apparently sparked by a domestic dispute, and records seen by the Morning News state that the couple listed as the homeowners divorced in July. One neighbor tells WFAA that she saw a man and woman arguing outside the home around 8pm. She says after the woman went inside, the man went inside with a gun drawn and she heard 30 or 40 shots from what sounded like an automatic weapon. (Read more Texas stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.