At least 8 killed after shooting at Plano (Texas) home, suspect is dead, authorities in North Texas said Sunday night.
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, confronting the armed suspect 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.
Seven of those people were deceased; two survivors were taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
None of the victims have been identified, and any relation to the suspected shooter is unknown, Tilley said. It was unclear why the group was gathered at the house.
Police said an investigation is ongoing. Authorities are trying to determine the suspect’s motive, as well as why the officer initially opened fire on the suspect.
Tilley said that a shooting of this magnitude was unusual for Plano, especially in such a quiet neighborhood. He could not say whether police had been called to the home before Sunday.