KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol says at least seven people have been killed in overnight shootings in southeastern Missouri and that the gunman is also dead. Another person is wounded.
Authorities also found the body of an older woman who died of natural causes.
Sergeant Jeff Kinder says the 36-year-old suspect was found dead in Shannon County early Friday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Investigators say the attacks took place in multiple locations in and around the town of Tyrone, in Texas County, about 40 miles north of the Arkansas border.
Authorities have not named the victims or the gunman. The victims were found at four different homes.
One injured person was taken to a hospital.
An investigation is ongoing. A motive for the killings and possible connections between the shooter and victims were not immediately clear.
The highway patrol is assisting the Texas County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation.