Police are currently looking for a lone shooter who shot up an off campus homecoming party in Greenville Texas over the weekend.
— Samhdz (@SamHdz25) October 27, 2019
FoxNews reports that at least two people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce homecoming party Saturday, officials said.
Investigators first responded to The Party Venue in Greenville, located roughly 15 miles southwest of the school’s Commerce campus, around 11:30 p.m. following complaints about cars parked on the shoulder of Highway 380 outside.
Deputies on scene heard gunshots coming from the back of the building, Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks told reporters Sunday. Meeks said he believes more than 750 people were in attendance at the “small structure” venue, and “when shots were fired, it was complete chaos as people fled for safety and deputies attempted to locate the shooter.”
Inside the building, two people were found dead, the sheriff said. The deputies were trying to find the shooter, but the scene was too chaotic, and the gunman was able to flee the scene.
Meeks said authorities have no idea who the suspect is, and that partygoers have given many different descriptions of the person, whom the sheriff identified as a man who was not attending the party. He said the gunman entered the back door of the event, and used a handgun — most likely to target one person, before shooting others at the scene…
There has been no active shooter situation in Commerce. There was an event outside Greenville, TX that may or not have involved students at this time. Further information will be posted when known.
— @TAMUCUPD (@tamucupd) October 27, 2019
A vigil was also attacked after the Home coming Shooting according to NBC Gunfire erupted during a vigil on Sunday night for a person shot dead at a homecoming party in Texas over the weekend. An NBC Dallas-Fort Worth SUV was struck at least three times, a reporter with the station said.
Video showed multiple bullet holes in the vehicle’s window and frame. The reporter, Diana Zoga, said that neither she nor her photographer were struck. There didn’t appear to be other injuries, she said.
This is a developing story. We will provide updates as information becomes available!