Grenade-wielding gunman kills four in Texas

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC - FEBRUARY 21: A female Marine prepares to throw a practice grenade during Marine Combat Training (MCT) on February 21, 2013 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  Since 1988 all non-infantry enlisted male Marines have been required to complete 29 days of basic combat skills training at MCT after graduating from boot camp. MCT has been required for all enlisted female Marines since 1997. About six percent of enlisted Marines are female.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
The shootings happened in the Dallas area on Wednesday night. Credit: Getty Images

A grenade-wielding gunman in Texas killed at least four people after going on a shooting rampage in the Dallas area on Wednesday night that left several other people injured, police and local media reported on Thursday.

The Dallas Morning News named the suspect in the killing spree as Erbie Bowser and said he was taken into custody.

The names of the victims have not been released, but there were unconfirmed reports that a former girlfriend of Bowser was among the victims.

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.

Among the four people wounded were two children, the Dallas Morning News said.


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