Grenade-wielding gunman kills 4 in Texas

Police told reporters the attack began when Bowser tossed a hand grenade into the living room of a home in the DeSoto area, before proceeding to shoot and kill two women.

Grenade-wielding gunman kills 4 in Texas

World Bulletin/News Desk

A gunman in Texas killed at least four people in a Dallas-area shooting rampage on Wednesday night which also wounded four other people, police said on Thursday.

The suspected shooter, Erbie Bowser, was taken into custody in the Dallas suburb where two of the four victims were killed, Corporal Melissa Frank of the DeSoto Police Department said.

The shooting spree, in which Bowser was alleged to have detonated one or more explosive devices that may have been hand grenades, began in a home in Dallas and ended soon afterwards in another house about seven miles away in DeSoto, Frank said.

The victims were not identified, but unconfirmed reports said a former girlfriend of Bowser was among the dead.

In addition to the four people killed, two in Dallas and two in DeSoto, four others were wounded, including two boys aged 11 and 13, Frank said.

No information about Bowser's work history or background would be released, pending the filing of formal charges against him, she said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Ağustos 2013, 16:21