At Least Two Dead, 14 Injured After Shooting At Texas Homecoming Party

At least two people were killed and 14 others were injured after a gunman opened fire at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce party.  The shooting occurred just before midnight Saturday at The Party Venue in Greenville, Texas, about 15 miles from the Commerce campus.

Authorities believe that the shooter was targeting just one person at the party, but chose to shoot over a dozen people. Deputies had arrived about 15 minutes before the shooting began due to a complaint of illegal parking. After they heard gunshots coming from inside, deputies found two people dead from gunshot wounds, both of whom were identified as males.

Fourteen people were immediately sent to the hospital to be treated for various injuries.  It was reported that the party was attended by about 750 people, the majority of whom were in their late teens and early 20s, with some dressed in costumes for Halloween. Over a dozen of them were questioned about the shooting.

As of press time, authorities are still looking for the shooter and that they do not yet have a description of the suspect.

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