A rural community in Missouri has lost seven neighbors that have been brutally killed by a man who has recently found his mother dead in her own home. Even if the woman has apparently died of natural causes, her son has let his anger touch the back of the gun and take the life of all the seven innocent people in the rural community of Tyrone, about 40 miles north of the Arkansas. Additionally, he hurt the 8th one. The police took case of this situation on Thursday, when a little girl managed to run away from her own residence when she heard gunfire sound nearby. Scared, but courageous and responsible, she called the police from a neighbor’s house and after their arrival, she was taken into custody by the investigators who delicately interviewed her.
Authorities have found seven gunshot victims that were declared dead in four different residences in the small town. The one who has managed to survive the killing spree has been found wounded and in pain and was urgently rushed to the hospital.
Unfortunately, the gunman has also been found dead in in a car in Shannon County to the east of Texas County, most probably by shooting himself after realizing the atrocity that he has created. The killer was 36 years old and he succeeded in ending the lives of three women and four men, ranging in age from early 40s to mid 60s. The handgun he used has been found to be large caliber one.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder told reporters that everyone who has been witnessing at the moment the bodies were found have been in shock ever since. The situation has touched him so much, that he actually lost track of the death toll in the middle of his speech in a news conference.
“There are … isn’t that terrible? Lose count. There is actually nine total victims here in this case. The carnage was overwhelming.”
Texas county Coroner Tom Whittaker told KSDK-TV’s Mike Rush that the girl who called the police was 15 years old and the gunshots she heard were happening in her own home, at about 10.15 PM, as registered in the 911 service call data base. Later on, the police have unfortunately found two out of seven bodies in this particular house. A 10 year old child that has been sleeping the whole time during the shootings in one of the houses has not been injured.
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