Eight killed in US shooting


Sgt Thomas Molnar said 39-year-old Christopher Speight approached officers at the scene of the shootings at about 7:10 am and turned himself in.

The police were still working to positively identify the victims and notify their families.
Molnar did not know whether Speight was armed when he surrendered.
The drama began around Tuesday noon when a victim was spotted barely alive along the side of a narrow country road. A deputy who went to investigate fled after he heard gunshots, said police spokeswoman Corrine Geller. Later, seven people were found dead inside and outside a nearby home.

Police surrounded a two-mile-stretch of heavily wooded terrain overnight. As teams tried to flush out the gunman, he fired at a state police helicopter, forcing it to land with a ruptured fuel tank. No police officials were injured.
Authorities said Speight was acquainted with the victims, but details of the relationships were not released.

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