Plano Shooting Leaves 7 Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


Seven people were shot and killed and two others were wounded in a shooting at a Dallas Cowboys watch party at a home in Plano, Texas, authorities and witnesses say.

The gunman was fatally shot by police at the scene, Dallas Morning News reports. All of the victims were adults, police said.

The shooting happened about 8 p.m. in the 1700 block of West Spring Creek Parkway, near Custer Road, according to KXAS-TV. Few details about the shooting have been released, including the identity of the shooter and the names and other information about the victims. It is also not known if or how the gunman knew the victims. It is also not known if police are looking for any other suspects.

This story is still developing and will be updated as more information is made available. Here is what we know so far:

1. The Shooting Occurred After an Argument Broke Out During a Party to Watch the Dallas Cowboys Game

Witnesses say the shooting occurred after an argument broke out during a party to watch the Dallas Cowboys play the New York Giants in a Sunday Night Football game, the first of the year for the Texas NFL team, KDFW-TV reports.

Crystal Sugg, a witness, told reporters that she saw an altercation involving a woman and the shooter about 7:45 p.m.

“A man was arguing with a woman. They were standing outside and they were arguing,” Sugg said. “And as they were arguing you could kind of hear little pieces of it, but you really couldn’t. And as they were arguing, the woman was trying to go back in. And as she was going back in the house, you seen the man pull out his gun and just start releasing. So as he released I ran back in, because I didn’t want to get hit by nothing. But he just started letting them go.”

Police have not said if they know of a motive for the shooting or confirmed the details reported by Sugg.

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2. Witnesses Say They Heard 30 to 40 Shots Coming From the House

Witnesses told reporters at the scene that they heard 30 to 40 shots coming from the house. It is not clear if those shots also include the bullets fired by responding police officers.

Steven Featherland told KDFW-TV, he arrived at his house as police were already positioning themselves.

“My neighbor had already heard the first couple of shots, and we came outside and next thing you know, all you heard was like, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, it was like 30 to 40 rounds. That’s when we both went inside,” he said.

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3. Responding Officers Were Sent to a ‘Weapons Call’ & Saw Shooting Inside the House When They Arrived

Plano Police officers were called to a “weapons calls” about 8 p.m. at the West Spring Creek Parkway home, according to radio transmissions recorded on a police scanner. The dispatch audio reveals that the caller said there was somebody with a gun trying to get into her home. When officers arrived, they heard and saw shots being fired inside the home, and shortly after, the gunman was shot dead by police, according to the scanner audio.

The officers reported that at least eight people were shot inside the home, and called for several ambulances to respond to the scene.

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4. The Conditions of the 2 Victims Who Survived the Shooting Were Not Immediately Available

The conditions of the two victims who were wounded, but survived, the shooting were not immediately known. At least one other person was at the house and was not injured and refused medical treatment, according to emergency radio transmissions.

The victims were both rushed to local hospitals.

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5. More Than 30 Police Officers Were at the Scene Investigating Sunday Night

More than 30 police officers were at the scene Sunday night continuing to investigate, according to the Dallas Morning News. Police were expected to be at the home throughout the night, the newspaper reports.

It is not clear if police have any history with the gunman or the home.

“I’ve been here all my life,” police spokesman David Tilley told the Dallas Morning News. “I’ve never heard of anything like this.”