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Eight victims killed by gunman in Texas were gathered for party

Eight victims killed by gunman in Texas were gathered for party
From Reuters - September 11, 2017

DALLAS (Reuters) - A gunman who fatally shot eight people at a Dallas-area house knew at least some of the victims gathered there to watch a football game, authorities said on Monday.

The shooter in Plano, Texas, was killed by the first police officer to arrive at the scene on Sunday, Plano Police Chief Gregory Rushin said at a news conference.

The officer discovered seven victims who had been fatally shot, and two others were taken to a hospital. One of those victims later died, Rushin said, adding he did not know the condition of the second person who was hospitalized.

Weve never seen anything like this in this city before, Rushin said.

Authorities did not release the identities of the victims or the shooter. All the people who died in the shooting were adults in their 20s and 30s and the victims were of both genders, Rushin said.

The mass shooting occurred during a cookout at the house, as people gathered there to watch the Dallas Cowboys season opening game on television, Rushin said.

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