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(NEWSER) – Nine people are dead after a gunman went on a middle-of-the-night shooting rampage in Texas County, Mo., the Houston Herald reports. The attacks in the south-central part of the state took place at multiple sites. A 36-year-old suspect from Tyrone is among the dead, police tell KTVI, saying he was discovered in a parked vehicle in Shannon County with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The chaos reportedly started with a 10:15pm call last night to the Texas County Sheriff’s Department from a "juvenile female" caller who reported gunshots in a Tyrone home (she was said to have been calling from a neighbor's house, KTVI notes). When law enforcement arrived on the scene, they found two dead; investigations uncovered five more deceased and one injured person at three other Tyrone residences.

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