Published:  01:55 AM, 12 September 2017

Texas shooting kills eight

Texas shooting kills eight Police officers hug after police responded to a shooting incident in Texas. -Reuters

A gunman killed seven people at a home in a Dallas suburb on Sunday evening before being shot dead by police called to the scene, authorities told the Dallas Morning News. The shooting took place in Plano, a suburb north of Dallas. Plano authorities could not be reached by Reuters to verify details of the report. There was no information on the relationship between the suspect and the victims.

According to one witness interviewed by a Fox News affiliate, a man arrived at the house and had an argument with a woman outside before drawing an automatic weapon and starting to shoot. The witness, Crystal Sugg, said: "I have seen a man argue with a woman. They were standing outside and they're arguing. The woman was trying to go back in and as she was going back in the house you seen the man pull out his gun and starting just releasing. "He just started letting them go. It was an automatic. You could hear  it go off multiple times, you could hear it just ring off." Plano police spokesman David Tilley said police initially responded to a report of shots fired.

When the first officer arrived and went inside the home, the officer confronted the suspected shooter. Tilley said the officer opened fire, killing the suspect. Two others were injured in the shooting. Their conditions have not been released.  The victims and suspect have not yet been identified and any relationship between the suspect and victims is unknown. All of those killed and injured are believed to be adults. An investigation is ongoing.

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