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6 dead after shooting at Texas roller skating rink

By Leslie Tripp, CNN
  • A witness tells police the alleged shooter was celebrating his birthday
  • The suspected gunman is among the dead
  • Police say the shooting appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute

(CNN) -- Six people are dead and four others are injured after a birthday party shooting at a Texas skating rink.

Officers responded to the Roller World skating rink in Grand Prairie Saturday evening and found six people dead at the scene, Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye said. Dye said one of those was the shooter, who appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The four injured were taken to local hospitals.

Police said the shooting happened during a private birthday party, and one witness told detectives on the scene that the alleged shooter was the guest of honor celebrating his birthday.

While the investigation is ongoing, the shooting appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute between a husband and wife, Dye said.

"We will have crisis counselors on hand for the witnesses, the victims and the families of the victims to make sure that the Grand Prairie Police Department is offering every resource to help heal in this process," Dye said.

Police have not released the identities of the victims.

Grand Prairie is a suburb west of Dallas.