By Colin Kalmbacher |
Two people are dead after a mass shooting at an off-campus homecoming party for Texas A&M University-Commerce students early Sunday morning in Greenville, Texas.
An additional 12 people suffered gunshot wounds; two other individuals were harmed in the aftermath as they tried to escape.
During a Sunday morning press conference, Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks told media that authorities “do not have any solid suspect information” at the time “due to the many different descriptions being provided by those in attendance” at the party.
Texas A&M officials later clarified that the party, though student-heavy, was not sanctioned by the university itself.
The first deputy arrived on the scene at around 11:41 p.m., according to authorities, in order to respond to multiple traffic complaints due to party goers parking on the shoulder of State Highway 380. Additional deputies arrived soon thereafter to deal with the traffic situation.
Shots were reportedly fired at around 12:05 a.m. Five minutes later, the shooting was audibly over and sheriff’s deputies ventured into The Party Venue, in order to identify the victims, police said.