A gunman used an "explosive device" in an attack at two different residences near Dallas, Texas, that left four people dead and four others wounded in an apparent domestic dispute, police said on Thursday.
A suspect was taken into custody, Corporal Melissa Franks of the DeSoto Police Department told a news briefing.
Police would not confirm the gunman's identity, though several local media reports said the suspected attacker was Erbie Bowser, a former special education teacher.
Laura Jobe, a spokeswoman for the Mesquite Independent School District outside of Dallas, confirmed that Bowser, a certified special education teacher, worked at two schools there from December 2001 through March 2010, and left on good terms. He also coached football at the West Mesquite High School.
"He left on good terms. He did resign, he was not terminated," she said.....snip~
Gunman kills four people in Texas; used explosive: police
Reuters – 27 mins ago
Doesn't say what type of explosive.....domestic dispute too. Plus he was a Dancer for the Dallas Mavericks football team. People called him a Gentle Giant. Must have been something to get him to go off then.