Nine dead after shootings in US

Washington, Feb 27 (IANS): At least nine people were killed in multiple locations in the US state of Missouri following shootings, a county sheriff confirmed to the Houston Herald newspaper Friday.

"There are four confirmed crime scenes at Tyrone, a possible fifth location and a sixth outside of Texas county in Shannon County", Texas county sheriff James Sigman told the newspaper.

Sigman made the statement as troopers and deputies mobilised in the area.

He declined to offer any additional information about the investigation or the shooter.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer confirmed the death of the alleged shooter. The lawmen said he was found in a parked vehicle in Shannon county.



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