Sheriff releases names of 3 rural Missouri shooting victims

TYRONE, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri sheriff has identified the final three victims in a shooting rampage that left seven people dead before the gunman killed himself.

Texas County Sheriff James Sigman announced Saturday that 68-year-old Darrell Dean Shriver; his son, 46-year-old Carey Dean Shriver; and Carey’s wife, 44-year-old Valirea Love Shriver, died in the violence that began late Thursday night in the unincorporated town of Tyrone. The name of a 67-year-old woman who was injured was not released.

Authorities say the three victims identified Saturday and four others were killed by 36-year-old Joseph Jesse Aldridge in four different homes. The four other victims were Aldridge’s cousins and their spouses.

Aldridge was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in nearby Shannon County.

Authorities are still investigating a possible motive.

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