The Latest: Gunfire erupts at vigil for shooting victim
GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce party (all times local):
Gunfire erupted after a vigil for one of the two people killed at an off-campus college party in Northeast Texas.
The vigil took place Sunday night at a park in Dallas. Local media outlets say attendees and reporters on hand for the event took cover. Multiple gunshots can be heard in video posted by one reporter. There were no immediate reports of injuries, but the vehicle for one station was struck by bullets.
It’s unclear how many people were shooting.
Family members told local media that the vigil was being held for 23-year-old Kevin Berry Jr. of Dallas.
Authorities are still searching for the gunman who opened fire overnight at a party of about 750 people near Greenville, about 45 miles northeast of Dallas. Investigators say two people were killed and 12 others injured.
The president and CEO of a northeastern Texas university says four of its students were treated and released from area hospitals following an overnight shooting in which two people were killed and 12 others were injured when a gunman opened fire at an off-campus college party.
Texas A&M University-Commerce President Mark Rudin posted a statement on the university’s Facebook page Sunday that says the university is reaching out to the four injured students.
Rudin says there is “a tremendous amount of misinformation” about the shooting that occurred at a party venue attended by about 750 people outside Greenville, some 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of Commerce.
Rudin says counseling services are available to all our students at the university’s counseling center.
Authorities say two people were killed and 12 others injured when a gunman opened fire at an off-campus college party in Texas.
Authorities are searching for the gunman in the shooting that happened around midnight Saturday. They believe he may have been targeting just one person at the party of about 750 people outside Greenville, some 15 miles from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Authorities had originally said two people were killed and 14 others were injured, but later revised that figure.
A spokesman for the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office says the injured included six people who were trampled or hurt by glass in the melee.
Sgt. Jeff Haines said six others were injured by gunfire. He said four of them were in critical condition and one was in good condition Sunday. He did not know the condition of the sixth person.
A sheriff says a gunman opened fire at an off-campus college party in Texas, leaving two people dead and 14 injured before he escaped in the ensuing chaos.
Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks says authorities believe the shooter may have been targeting just one person at the party of about 750 people and that others may have been shot at random.
Authorities are still searching for the gunman and haven’t identified him
The shooting took place around midnight Saturday at what Meeks described as a Halloween and homecoming party for Texas A&M University-Commerce, though officials have said it was not a school-sanctioned event. The party was outside Greenville, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of the school.
Authorities have not found the gun that was used, but Meeks said it was a handgun.
A sheriff says a man opened fire with a handgun at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce party, leaving two people dead and 14 injured.
The shooting took place around midnight Saturday in Greenville, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of the Commerce campus.
Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said Sunday that authorities believe there was one shooter and that he may have been targeting someone at the party of 750 people. He says authorities believe others may have been randomly shot.
Meeks says the gunman escaped in the chaos. Authorities are still looking for the gunman.
Meeks says the injured included four people who did not have gunshot wounds but were hurt in the melee.
He says some of the partygoers in Halloween costumes.
Officials say the event was a homecoming party but was not a sanctioned school event.
A sheriff’s official says two people have been killed in a shooting at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce party that also left at least 14 others injured.
Hunt County Chief Deputy Buddy Oxford says the shooting took place just before midnight Saturday in Greenville, around 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of the Commerce campus. Oxford says the shooter remains at large.
The shooting came as the university east of Dallas celebrated homecoming weekend.
Oxford did not have information on the severity of injuries.
Oxford and university officials said the event was a homecoming party but was not a sanctioned school event.
A Texas A&M University-Commerce spokesman has confirmed reports of a shooting at an off-campus party as the school east of Dallas celebrated homecoming weekend.
Local television stations and reporters at the scene cited unnamed officials in reporting multiple injuries at a party in Greenville. Greenville is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of the Commerce campus.
University spokesman Michael Johnson confirmed a shooting to WFAA-TV, but said the school hasn’t confirmed whether any students were injured.
University police tweeted that there was an event outside Greenville “that may or may not have involved students at this time.”
University and Greenville police referred The Associated Press to the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office dispatch wouldn’t comment, and a spokesman did not immediately return multiple phone calls.