Two individuals have been killed in a shooting at an off-campus Texas A&M College-Commerce party that additionally left at least 14 others injured, a sheriff’s official stated.

The shooting occurred simply earlier than midnight Saturday in Greenville, round 24 kilometres southwest of the Commerce campus, Chief Deputy Buddy Oxford of the Hunt County Sheriff’s Workplace stated. The shooter stays at massive, Oxford stated.

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He stated the shooting started round 15 minutes after deputies arrived exterior the venue, responding to stories of unlawful parking. Deputies heard gunshots coming from the again of the constructing, however couldn’t inform whether or not the photographs have been fired from inside or exterior, Oxford stated. Officers discovered the 2 individuals who had been killed contained in the constructing, he stated, and 14 others sought remedy of have been hospitalized for numerous accidents. He didn’t have an outline of the shooter, for whom officers have been nonetheless looking early Sunday morning.

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Oxford didn’t have data on the severity of accidents. Medical Metropolis Plano spokeswoman Melissa Sauvage advised The Related Press that the hospital had acquired three victims of the shooting, all of whom have been in important situation. The hospital is round 80 kilometres west of Greenville.

The shooting got here because the college east of Dallas celebrated homecoming weekend. The occasion was a homecoming party, however wasn’t a school-sanctioned occasion, Oxford and college officers stated. The chief deputy stated officers at the scene estimated at least 750 individuals have been at the party.

The sheriff’s workplace plans to carry one other press convention at eight a.m. Sunday.

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