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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Eight dead after shooting in North Texas

The shooting occurred around 8pm local time in a commuter city about 30 kilometres north-east of Dallas

Police at the scene of a shooting at a home in Plano, north of Dallas, Texas. Vernon Bryant / The Dallas Morning News via AP
Police at the scene of a shooting at a home in Plano, north of Dallas, Texas. Vernon Bryant / The Dallas Morning News via AP

At least eight people are dead, including the suspect, after a shooting at a home in Plano, Texas, authorities in North Texas said on Sunday night.

The shooting occurred around 8pm local time in the city about 30 kilometres north-east of Dallas.

David Tilley, the plano police spokesman, 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.

The officer opened fire, Mr Tilley said, killing the suspect. Two others were injured in the shooting. Their conditions were not released.

The victims and suspect have not been identified. All of those killed and injured were believed to be adults.

Police also have not determined a motive for the shooting. Additional details were not immediately available.

Mr Tilley said that a shooting of this magnitude was unusual for Plano, especially in such a quiet neighbourhood. He could not say whether police had been called to the home before Sunday.

A police investigation is ongoing.

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