PITTSBURG, KS.--- Crawford County sheriff's deputies received a call late Tuesday night that David Doughty, 32, had fired shots on the second floor of a house and barricaded himself inside. Two women inside the home were able to flee and contact authorities. They say Doughty then fired more shots.
"We're just fortunate that the mother, the sister and all those surrounding that home were safe and weren't harmed in this incident," said Dan Peak, Crawford County Sheriff.
The Crawford County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team was activated and estimate Doughty fired 8 to 10 rounds from either a rifle or handgun. Some of those rounds traveled through drywall and siding towards neighboring homes, so roughly five other houses were evacuated.
"We found bullet holes in the siding on the north side of the home. And we also found bullets, which had a trajectory going west as well across the road," said Sheriff Peak.
"We took the kids in the house and we went to McDonalds, and we ended up parking in the mall parking lot for about six hours," said Cathy Newby, Pittsburg resident.
The incident lasted until 5:30 Wednesday morning after the team tried contacting the shooter verbally, before ultimately entering the home. They say that's when they found Doughty dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"We really don't know, he was upset with something, apparently. What it is, we don't exactly know for sure. We're still investigating the reasons behind why he shot off rounds in the house," said Sheriff Peak.
Doughty's body has been sent to the Crawford County coroner for an autopsy.
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