Texas shooting – what we know so far about the mass shooting today

TWO have been confirmed dead and dozens of other people are reported to have been injured after a gunman opened fire during a Halloween party in Greenville, Texas.

The party thought to have been attended by university students with US cops saying the gunman is still at large. Read on to find out everything we know about the shooting.


What happened?

Emergency services raced to the scene The Party Venue in Greenville, near Dallas, where Texas A&M Commerce College students were celebrating coming back to school.

The event was a Halloween party called #Twerkortreat and was not a sanctioned event by the university – which is 16 miles away from where the shooting happened.

Chief Deputy Buddy Oxford told reporters they believe the shooter used a semi-automatic rifle.

Three air ambulances took victims to a local trauma hospital and other victims were taken to Greenville, Quinlan and Commerce hospitals.

It is thought there were hundreds of students inside at the time of the shooting, with the university releasing a statement saying their "thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, and friends of those affected by this morning's shooting."

Have there been any arrests?

Police are yet to make any arrests in connection with the incident.

Who are the victims?

Police have identified at least ten victims, releasing a statement saying the incident: "may or not have involved students at this time."

Jason Whitely, a to WFAA-TV reporter said: “At least two fatalities. More than a dozen injured. A .227 caliber rifle is believed to be used. Motive unknown."

He added: "The confirmed mass shooting is on US380 in Hunt County, outside of Caddo Mills at a place called The Party Venue. Texas A&M Commerce students were attending. This is homecoming weekend at the university."

A police scanner reported at least one person was shot in the neck.


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