While the match lasted at the single-family home off Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, less than 20 minutes from Dallas, around 8 p.m. when the shooter opened fire inside the party. Two people were wounded, and 7 were killed before authorities arrived and shot the gunman dead.
Authorities responded to the home in the 1700 block of West Spring Creek Parkway, near Custer Road, at 8:04 p.m. after multiple gunshots was reported. An officer heard shots upon arrival. He entered the home and confronted the gunman before fatally shooting him.
The two wounded victims were transported to the hospital where one of them later died. Of the nine shooting victims, only one survived. According to witnesses, a man arrived at the house where a group was watching the Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants game. He had an argument with a woman outside before drawing an automatic weapon and opening fire.
"I seen a man argue with a woman. They were standing outside arguing. The woman was trying to go back in and as she was going back in the house you seen the man pull out his gun and starting just releasing. He just started letting them go. It was an automatic. You could hear it go off multiple times, you could hear it just ring off," a witness told a Fox News reporter.
"It sounded like an argument between a woman and a man and it got really loud…next thing you know all you heard was multiple rounds just going off," Crystal Sugg, who works nearby, told Fox 4.
Police said at a news conference on Monday they have not identified all of the victims, but said they were all adult men and women. Debbie Lane, the mother of the woman who lived in the home, said the gunman was her former son-in-law who killed her daughter, Meredith Lane. The mother said the couple recently got divorced after six years of marriage and the man used to own the home where the shooting happened.
"She was a cook, and a quite fine one, and she loved hosting friends and families," Lane told WFAA. "This was her first opportunity to do it after the divorce and he didn’t take it well."
Lane continued: "I really wish we knew who the other victims were. They were all close dear friends. We don’t know".