Tyrone, Mo. — A 36-year-old Tyrone man is dead of a self-inflicted gun shot wound after police believe he was responsible for a lethal rampage Thursday night that left nine people dead, including the shooter, one dead of apparent natural causes here, and one wounded.
According to a statement issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Friday morning the Texas County Sheriff’s department was alerted to the situation by a call from a young woman who had heard gun shots and fled to a neighbors house and made the call.
On the evening of Feb. 26, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the Texas County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance with a disturbance involving a weapon at a residence in Tyrone. A juvenile female caller indicated she was in the residence and apparently heard gun shots. She immediately fled to a neighbor’s house to notify authorities.
Responding deputies found two deceased persons at this residence. Further investigation revealed five additional victims who were deceased and one additional victim who was wounded in three additional residences. All three residences were in Tyrone. Another residence revealed the body of a deceased elderly female who appeared to have died from natural causes.
The apparent suspect, a 36-year-old male from Tyrone, was found dead in a vehicle at a location in Shannon County from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. There are a total of nine deceased individuals, including the elderly female and the suspect. The injured victim was taken to a nearby hospital.
More details were to released later today.
The investigation is continuing by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.
Any information the public might have regarding this case can be forwarded to the Texas County Sheriff’s Department at 417 967-4165 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G Headquarters at (417) 469-3121.
Various news reports have indicated the elderly woman was the shooter’s mother and that she had been dead for about 24 hours.