Nine people are dead, including the lone gunman, after a shooting at a Dallas Cowboys watch party in a Plano, Texas home on Sunday.
In a CBS report, the city’s police chief called the football party shooting the worst mass shooting in Plano’s history.
“We’ve never had a shooting of this magnitude; never had this many victims,” Plano Police Chief Greg W. Rushin said. The victims are all in their 20s and 30s.
Neighbor Stacey Glover told Dallas News that the party started off cheerful; people were grilling outside in the afternoon. She heard laughter and conversation. Then around 8 pm, she heard gunshots and smelled gunpowder. By 8:30 pm, a police officer spotted “bodies down in the backyard” and an active shooter inside the home.
The shooter, Spencer Hight, was shot and killed by police. His estranged wife Meredith Lane, 27, was hosting the party. They separated in Spring.