Published: Aug 08, 2013 6:08 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) - A series of shootings in the Dallas area killed at least four people and wounded others, but authorities said early Thursday that a suspect was in custody.
    
Police were first called to a home in southwest Dallas around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday where they found four gunshot victims, two of whom had died, Dallas police Sgt. Warren Mitchell told media outlets.
    
The suspect in that shooting fled to nearby DeSoto, where he was involved in another shooting, Mitchell said.
    
At the second location, four other people were shot, with two of them dying, DeSoto police Cpl. Melissa Franks said.
    
Franks said police took the suspect into custody at the scene of the second shooting. Authorities said the suspect is a male but have not released any other information about him.