(NEWSER) – Today's shooting rampage in Missouri appears to have started after the gunman came home to find his mother dead on the couch of natural causes. She was 74 and had been ill, and police in Tyrone don't suspect foul play in her death.
For reasons that remain unclear, her 36-year-old son, identified as Joseph Aldridge, then went to multiple houses and shot to death four men and three women ranging in age from their mid-40s to early 60s, reports CNN and USA Today. Another victim, a woman, remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Police say Aldridge, who killed himself after the shooting spree, was a cousin to at least four of the victims. The others may have been their spouses.