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Eight dead following a shooting at a Texas home

All of those killed and injured were believed to be adults.

Texas Shooting Police officers work the scene of a shooting at a home in Plano, north of Dallas, Texas. Source: Vernon Bryant via AP

AT LEAST EIGHT people are dead, including the suspect, after a shooting at a home in Plano, Texas, authorities in the state have said.

The shooting occurred around 8pm (2am Irish time) in the city less than 32 kilometres northeast of Dallas, Texas.

Plano police spokesman David Tilley said police initially responded to a report of shots fired.

When the first officer arrived and went inside the home, they confronted the suspected shooter.

The officer opened fire, Tilley said, killing the suspect.

Two others were injured in the shooting. Their conditions were not released.

The victims and suspect have not been identified. All of those killed and injured were believed to be adults.

Police also have not determined a motive for the shooting. Additional details were not immediately available.

Tilley said that a shooting of this magnitude was unusual for Plano, especially in such a quiet neighbourhood. He could not say whether police had been called to the home before Sunday.

A police investigation is ongoing.

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