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Police: 9 dead, including suspect, at suburban Dallas home

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published September 11, 2017 at 6:25 a.m. Updated September 11, 2017 at 4:47 p.m.


Law enforcement officers and investigators gather outside the scene of a shooting in Plano, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Authorities in North Texas say several people are dead, including the suspect, after a shooting at the Plano home. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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PLANO, Texas — Nine people, including a suspect who was fatally shot by an officer, have died after a man opened fire during a gathering to watch football at a suburban Dallas home, police said Monday.

Plano police Chief Gregory W. Rushin said at a Monday afternoon news conference that one of two people hospitalized after the Sunday night shooting had died.

An officer responding to a report of shots fired at about 8 p.m. confronted the suspected shooter and opened fire, killing the suspect. Police then found the nine gunshot victims — seven were dead, and two were taken to the hospital.

"The first responding officer actually heard gunshots taking place inside the residence," police spokesman David Tilley said.

Rushin said the officer approached the house from the back and saw bodies in the backyard before confronting the suspect inside.

Police have not yet confirmed the identities of those killed or the suspect. Rushin did say that the suspect "was known by people in the residence," adding the suspect had a "relationship with that house."

Debbie Lane told WFAA television station that her daughter, Meredith Lane, was among those killed in the shooting. She said her daughter owned the home and had recently divorced her husband of six years. She said her daughter, a native of Georgia, was hosting a party to watch football games, starting with the Atlanta Falcons vs. the Chicago Bears and continuing with the Dallas Cowboys vs. the New York Giants.

"She was a cook, and a quite fine one, and she loved hosting friends and families," Debbie Lane said.

All of those killed and injured were believed to be adults.

Rushin said he did not know how many people had attended the gathering. Rushin said multiple firearms of different types were found at the scene.

Tilley said that a shooting of this magnitude was unusual for Plano, especially in such a quiet neighborhood. He could not

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say whether police had been called to the home before Sunday.

Tilley said the Texas Rangers are investigating the officer-involved shooting and are helping Plano police with the homicide investigation as well.


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JakeTidmore says... September 11, 2017 at 10:09 a.m.

The shooting in Plano, TX is the 311th mass shooting of 2017.
Total # of mass shooting victims in 2017: 1,505.
That total breaks down: 388 dead and 1,117 injured.

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Packman says... September 11, 2017 at 10:44 a.m.

Hey Jake - What's your point?

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rubythecat96gmailcom says... September 11, 2017 at 12:45 p.m.

thanks packman I think Jake just likes numbers. ask him how many people die each year from medical mistakes in hospitals.

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JakeTidmore says... September 11, 2017 at 3:53 p.m.

Thanks to Pack and Ruby for proving that ignorance knows no boundary. Give them a fact and they make stupid and pointless comments about it.

Ruby - answer your own damned question if you think it's so relevant to the story (which it isn't). BTW - you ought to wash that brown ring off your nose which you got from following Pack too closely. Just because he farts, you don't have to breathe it out on everybody and proclaim that it's ambrosia.

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JakeTidmore says... September 11, 2017 at 3:56 p.m.

Dang, Packie, but you do have one stupid cow in your pen. Is that why she's called a moo-ron??

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rback57 says... September 11, 2017 at 5:18 p.m.

Anneliese Maus and Jake Tidmore, very hateful comments from Unitarian Church members!

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JakeTidmore says... September 11, 2017 at 6:05 p.m.

Am not reading new entries but in looking up something about medical errors, this article presented some evidence that the issue is not as fraught with danger as the scary headlines suggest:
htt ps://ww m/2016/08/16/upshot/death-by-medical-error-adding-context-to-some-scary-numbers.html?mcubz=3
For those who wish to stay at the Scrotum and Chancre Tavern and listen to the noble laureates of the Richard Cranium Society discuss the finer "points" brewed up by their corrupted mental processes, my deepest sympathies to your family and your pets. They deserve your time more than we do.

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Packman says... September 13, 2017 at 5:04 p.m.

Hey Jake - I made no comment but only asked a logical question. You may now apologize for your false statement. So again I ask, Jake, what's your point?

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