8 people killed in Texas while having an NFL Viewing Party

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Wrong party, wrong time: The eight Plano partygoers 'shot dead when their friend's estranged husband entered her home and opened fire on their Dallas Cowboys viewing event'

  • Eight people killed in Sunday's shooting in Plano, Texas, have been named
  • Meredith Lane, 27, was hosting an NFL viewing party when her estranged husband stormed in and opened fire
  • Spencer Hight shot nine guests before he was killed by a police officer
  • Seven victims died on scene, one died in hospital; a second is still hospitalized 
  • Victims are: Rion Morgan, 31; Anthony 'Tony' Cross, 33; Olivia Deffner, 24; James Dunlop, 29; Darryl William Hawkins, 22; Myah Bass, 28; and Caleb Edwards, 25
  • Lane had filed divorce proceedings but didn't file a restraining order
  • Monday would have been the couple's sixth wedding anniversary

 

 

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Eight people killed in a mass murder committed in Plano, Texas, on Sunday have now been identified, as has the killer. Meredith Lane (top left) was hosting an NFL viewing party at her home when her estranged husband, Spencer Hight (center) stormed in and opened fire. Seven victims died at the scene, one died at the hospital, and an unnamed ninth victim remains hospitalized, police said. Hight was shot dead by a cop shortly after. The victims are (clockwise from top left): Lane, 27; James Dunlop, 29; Darryl William Hawkins, 22; Rion Morgan, 31; Olivia Deffner, 24; Myah Bass, 28; Caleb Edwards, 25; and Anthony 'Tony' Cross, 33.

 

 

 

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Eight people who were shot dead during a football party in Plano, Texas, have been identified.

 

Police say Spencer High, 32, burst into the home of his estranged wife, 27-year-old Meredith Lane, while she was hosting a group of friends to watch the NFL on Sunday and opened fire.

 

Seven people were pronounced dead at the scene, one died a short time later in hospital, while a ninth, who hasn't been named, is still being treated for their injuries.

 

Hight was shot dead by a cop shortly after the attack, which unfolded just hours before what would have been his sixth wedding anniversary. 

 

In a state of fury, Hight turned the gun on some of his own friends, such 31-year-old Rion Morgan, who was a groomsman at his wedding to Lane.

 

The other victims are: Anthony 'Tony' Cross, 33; Olivia Deffner, 24; James Dunlop, 29; Darryl William Hawkins, 22; Myah Bass, 28; and Caleb Edwards, 25.

 

Lane filed for divorce from Hight, citing 'discord or conflict of personalities,' earlier in the year. 

 

The pair stopped living together in March.

 

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Meredith Lane (left), 27, was killed when her estranged Spencer Hight (right) opened fire on her and several friends as they watched the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday

 

 

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Investigators are also working on a motive for the killer, who was shot dead by a police officer responding to a call of gunfire in the home at around 8pm Sunday.

 

Plano PD Chief Gregory Rushin said the officer saw bodies in the yard and raced into the house, located on the 1700 block of West Spring Creek Parkway, before backup could arrive.

 

'When something like this occurs, you can't wait, you have to go in, 'cause seconds matter,' Rushin said.

 

Lane, a native of Georgia, had arranged the party to watch the Atlanta Falcons game; they were viewing the subsequent Cowboys game when the killer entered.

 

All of those injured or killed are believed to be in their 20s or 30s. No officers from the north Dallas suburb were injured. 

 

Neighbor Stacey Glover told The Dallas Morning News that the party had started early in the afternoon and that she had seen people laughing and grilling outside. 

 

She says she then heard the shots around 8pm. She opened her door and smelled gunpowder. She heard police who arrived yell 'hands up' before more shots rang out.



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Looks like he fumbled at the end. RIP to

the victims 

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Omg, scary and sad.

 

R.I.P. :frown:

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1 minute ago, DatChickDoe said:

Looks like he fumbled at the end. RIP to

the victims 

Really bish :rip:

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:dancehall: so scary

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This is absolutely horrifying. Just hanging out with friends one moment and then gone the next, because what? :!ohno: I just truly do not understand. I can't imagine having something like that happen or losing a loved like that. 

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It's so terrifying that someone can just unpredictably snap like that. RIP all the victims.

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This is why I'm glad I'm single and have been for years.  People can harbor some really dark insides and snap when least expected.

 

RIP to those lost, and hopefully the families are holding on after their losses.

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The estranged husband is pretty good looking too. Shame he was a psycho and those friends didn't deserve to die!! What a cruel human being.

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This is a really tragic event and it's scary to think that someone could just storm into your home and do that

 

Condolences to the victim's families. :cries:

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Gun. Control.

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People are so angry nowadays :dancehall:

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57 minutes ago, Buffy said:

The estranged husband is pretty good looking too. Shame he was a psycho and those friends didn't deserve to die!! What a cruel human being.

Good looking? Even his hair was retreating from his psycho face

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Ugh, so sad. 

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:biblio:

 

RIP to the victims. Truly sad, horrifying, and tragic. Imagine being in the scene

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So ****ing scary. :mazen:. I'm never dating. :mazen: 

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1 hour ago, Buffy said:

The estranged husband is pretty good looking too. Shame he was a psycho and those friends didn't deserve to die!! What a cruel human being.

Can you stop :rip:

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It's so scary and sad :(

R.I.P

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TERRIFYING :'( 

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Horrific :cries:

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Not EIGHT people :cries:

 

At least the bastard is dead and can't hurt anyone else. ****ing psycho

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Terrorist 

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4 hours ago, DatChickDoe said:

Looks like he fumbled at the end. RIP to

the victims 

I... hate this site. :rip:

 

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R.I.P. to the victims :sad:  

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8 people shot and killed in Texas while having an NFL Viewing Party

this is the most American sentence I've ever read

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