'Five dead' at Texas skating rink party shooting At least five people have been killed and three injured in a shooting at a roller-skating rink birthday party in Texas, police say.
The shooting happened after an argument erupted at the party in the city of Grand Prairie, close to Dallas.
The gunman is among the dead, having shot himself after opening fire on fellow guests, police say.
Details about the incident are sketchy but police say the row was a "domestic disturbance between husband and wife". Witnesses described seeing people fleeing the rink in panic after the gunman opened fire.
The injured party guests were taken to hospital and there is no information yet about their condition.
It is not clear what motivated the attacker but some reports said the gunman, a US-born Muslim, was unhappy about being sent to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Police in Texas say this shooting appears to have escalated from a private family dispute.
Murderous arseholes will get their hands on weapons in any society but when they are handed out on a plate what do you expect? Only America could combine liquor stores with gun shops and then wonder why so many people get shot.
Yes - that's where I saw it and it was such a stark contrast. Still I cannot get my head round a country where you can buy guns at the off licence / Walmart. Better gun control would help but I doubt it will happen in the US