Seven people were shot and killed at a home in a Dallas suburb where they had reportedly gathered to watch a football game, authorities and neighbors say. A police officer who arrived on the scene exchanged gunfire with the suspected shooter, who was killed.
Two other people were wounded in the incident. There was no immediate word on their conditions or the motive of the suspect.
The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. local time Sunday in Plano, about 20 miles northeast of Dallas. The victims, who were all said to be adults, had held an afternoon barbecue ahead of the Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants game, according to neighbors.
According to the The Dallas Morning News reports., a nearby officer heard gunfire and responded
The officer “made entry, and that’s when he observed several victims inside and then engaged the suspect,” police spokesman David Tilley was quoted as saying by the Morning News.