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Gunman, 8 victims identified in Plano shootings

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Photo courtesy: NBC 5 DFW. Top left to right: Meredith Hight, Myah Bass, Caleb Edwards, James Dunlop. Bottom right to left: Anthony "Tony" Cross, Rion Morgan, Darryl Hawkins. Not pictured: Olivia Nicole Deffner Photo courtesy: NBC 5 DFW. Top left to right: Meredith Hight, Myah Bass, Caleb Edwards, James Dunlop. Bottom right to left: Anthony "Tony" Cross, Rion Morgan, Darryl Hawkins. Not pictured: Olivia Nicole Deffner

PLANO, Texas (AP) - Plano police have identified 32-year-old Spencer James Hight as the gunman who killed eight people at a Plano home Sunday night.   

Hight was killed by an officer who responded to the scene, heard gunfire, was confronted by the armed man and shot him.   

Police say Hight's 27-year-old ex-wife, Meredith Emily Hight, is among the victims.   

Others have been identified as 33-year-old Anthony Michael Cross; 24-year-old Olivia Nicole Deffner; 29-year-old James Richard Dunlop; 22-year-old Darryl William Hawkins; 31-year-old Rion Christopher Morgan; 28-year-old Myah Sade Bass; and 25-year-old Caleb Seth Edwards. Police say their hometowns haven't yet been confirmed.   

Meredith Hight's mother has said her daughter owned the home, had recently divorced Hight after six years of marriage and was hosting a party to watch football games.   

The shootings remain under investigation.

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