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(TYRONE, Mo.) — The Texas County Sheriff’s Department in Missouri says nine people were found dead in the area of Tyrone on Thursday evening.

At about 10:15 p.m. Thursday, the TCSD responded to a reported disturbance called in by a young girl who said she heard gunshots. The girl had fled to a neighbor’s house to alert authorities.

Deputies responding to the scene found two people dead inside the home. Further investigation revealed five dead victims and one person who had been wounded in three additional residences. A separate residence contained an elderly woman who appeared to have died of natural causes, while a ninth body was found in a vehicle in Shannon County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that the dead individual in the vehicle, identified as a suspect, appeared to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The injured victim was taken to a nearby hospital, the MSHP says.

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