A lone gunman opened fire and killed seven people at a Dallas Cowboys watch party in Plano, Texas. The gunman, identified as Spencer Hight, was later shot and killed by police.
A flurry of gunfire led authorities to the gruesome discovery inside a Plano home around 8 p.m., police said.
The first cop to the crime scene confronted the shooter inside and shot him dead, Plano police spokesman Officer David Tilley told reporters.
Two more people were wounded in the deadly attack and rushed to a hospital near the Dallas suburb. Their conditions were not immediately known.
Police said all the victims were adults.
Witness Crystal Sugg said she heard a man and woman arguing moments before the gunfire.
“As she was going to the house, he started letting go. Just started releasing,” Sugg told WFAA-TV.
The shooting took place as the victims watched the Dallas Cowboys battle the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium, the Dallas Morning News reports, citing neighbors.
The paper states an unidentified man expressed agony after speaking with a neighbor and learning he was likely friends with most of the victims shot at the home.
It has since been revealed that one of the victims, Meredith Lane, recently divorced the gunman. It’s believed that he targeted his ex-wife and her friends as an act of revenge.