Houston Halloween Party Shooting
An 18-year-old girl was killed in the Houston Halloween Party shooting. A party on Halloween weekend turned deadly when gunfire rang out, killing one person and injuring numerous others, KPRC-TV reports.
Around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, police were called for a shooting in progress at a house party in north Houston.
When officers arrived, they saw a large group of people dispersing from the scene, most of whom appeared to be minors.
Officers began searching the area for victims and found an 18-year-old woman who was dead. Police also found three underage victims with gunshot wounds.
Authorities believe three additional victims were brought to local hospitals in private vehicles; one of them is a 16-year-old boy and was in stable condition Sunday morning, Assistant Police Chief Yasar Bashir told reporters at a press conference.
Police believe there may be additional victims in the case.
“We do anticipate there are more witnesses and possibly more victims because everybody left the location,” Bashir said, according to a video of the press conference posted to Twitter.
Investigators found evidence that a gun was discharged behind the house, including bullets that had gone through the back of the home. A search of the vicinity uncovered a weapon in a ditch near the residence, although it has not been confirmed whether the gun found was used in the shooting. Authorities believe more than one weapon was used, according to KTRK-TV.
Police believe they have at least one potential suspect in mind, but they have not released further details about the person. It was not clear whether they had ascertained the suspect’s identity or located him as of Sunday morning.
Authorities believe an argument between two groups of teens prompted the shooting, KTRK-TV reports. Most of the partygoers ran away when the gunfire erupted, according to KHOU-TV.