SHAFAQNA – Eight people have been died and one person injured after a series of shootings in south-central Missouri overnight. Police authorities believe that they found the body of the shooter in a parked car near one of the crime scenes.
The victims’ bodies were found in four different homes in Tyrone, in Texas County, about 40 miles north of the Arkansas border.
Residents reported that police went door-to-door on Friday warning them to secure their homes.
Officers from the Texas County Sheriff’s Department responded to an emergency call from a girl claiming she heard gunshots in a home at around 22:15 local time on Thursday. The girl fled to a neighbor’s house to alert the authorities. Upon inspection, officers found two people dead in the house.
As they continued searching, they found six additional victims who were killed and one that was injured spread across four other residences.
The body of the suspect, who has only been identified as a 36-year-old man from Tyrone, was discovered in car in nearby Shannon County. He had appeared to die of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities have taken the injured victim to a nearby hospital.