Seven people were fatally shot at a home in Plano, Tx., near Dallas Sunday evening, and their attacker was killed by a police officer, the Dallas Morning News reports. Authorities were called to the home about 8 p.m. after gunshots were reported. A nearby officer responded and heard more gunfire as he arrived. “He made entry, and that’s when he observed several victims inside and then engaged the suspect,” police spokesman David Tilley said. The officer fatally shot the gunman, whose name has not been released.
The victims, who also have not been publicly identified, were all adults. They had been watching the Dallas Cowboys when the violence began, neighbors said. Two other people at the home were hospitalized. A neighbor said a friend of one of the homeowners said the violence had been prompted by a domestic dispute. Police have provided no details about the relationships between the victims and the gunman. The couple identified as the homeowners sought a divorce in July. A neighbor, Stacey Glover, said the party had started early in the afternoon and she’d seen people laughing and grilling outside.