8 People Shot To Death During Football Watch Party At Family Home

"My heart is still beating like a million miles per hour."

By Gina Tron

Eight people were killed, including the gunman, at a football party on Sunday night at a home in a quiet neighborhood of Plano, Texas.

A gunman opened fire inside the party at a single-family home, resulting in the deaths of seven people. Two additional people had to be hospitalized for their injuries, Dallas News reports.

A police officer who arrived on the scene of the deadly shooting, shot and killed the gunman.

"He made entry, and that's when he observed several victims inside and then engaged the suspect," police spokesman David Tilley told Dallas News.

All involved in the shooting are believed to be adults, according to Fox News and the Associated Press. The victims and suspect have not yet been identified. A potential motive has not been reported. However, Dallas News reports that the couple identified in public records as the homeowners of the location sought a divorce over the summer.

A friend told reporters that the people involved were supposed to be having a fun night at a Cowboys watch party. Neighbor Lauryn Nichols’ friend has been unaccounted for.

"I'm worried," she said. "It's like one big family here."

Another 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. After police arrived on scene, Glover heard officers yelling, "Hands up," before the spraying of more gunfire was heard.

"My heart is still beating like a million miles per hour," she said. "I know I'm not going to sleep tonight."

An investigation is ongoing.

[Photo: Twitter]

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