A lone gunman has shot and killed eight people during a shooting spree in central Virginia in the Unites States.
Its reported seven of the victims were murdered in the same house.
Authorities say the killer opened fire on officers and also shot at a police helicopter forcing it to land with a ruptured fuel tank.
The alleged attacker has been named as 39-year-old Christopher Speight.
The man hid away in nearby woods where he was surrounded by 150 police officers. He eventually gave himself up.