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Man kills 7 in shooting spree after mom's death in south-central Missouri

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP / CNN / KMOV.com) -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says nine people are dead after overnight shootings in southeastern Missouri. 

According to the Texas County Sheriff’s Department, a juvenile female called the department around 10:15 p.m. and said she heard gunshots in her home. After hearing the gunshots, the girl fled to a neighbor’s home and notified police.

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When police arrived to the home they found two people dead of gunshot wounds. Upon further investigation, five other bodies were found and one injured person throughout three different homes in Tyrone, Missouri.

Police identified four victims as 52-year-old Garold Aldridge, 47-year-old Julie Aldridge, 50-year-old Harold Aldridge and 48-year-old Janell Aldridge. The other three victims were not related to the four others killed in the massacre nor the gunman, but they lived near Joseph Aldridge, 36, who is believed to be the shooter. Aldridge would later kill himself. All the victims' homes were within a 3-mile radius of each other.

The identities of the final three victims were released Saturday afternoon. The victims were Darrell Dean Shriver, 68, his son, Carey Dean Shriver, 46, and Valirea Love Shriver, 44, who was married to Carey Shriver. The family owned a cabinet shop in the area, and some residents believe Joseph Aldridge was upset because the family had declined to hire him. 

The body of an elderly woman, identified as Alice Aldridge, 74, was found inside another home, but she appears to have died due to natural causes, police say. Police said Joseph Aldridge is Alice's son.

Sergeant Jeff Kinder says the 36-year-old suspect was found dead in Shannon County early Friday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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The names of the victims will not be released until relatives are notified.

Texas County coroner Tom Whittaker said investigators were still working at the scenes Friday morning.

“To my recollection, we’ve never had anything like this,” Whittaker said.

An investigation is ongoing. A motive for the killings and possible connections between the shooter and victims were not immediately clear.

Tyrone is about 135 miles southwest of St. Louis.

 

 

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