Texas mass shooting: ‘Two killed’ in attack at university homecoming party
London, Oct. 27, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Two people have been killed in a mass shooting at a university homecoming party in Texas, according to local media.
Hundreds of students were reportedly gathered at The Party Venue in Greenville, near Dallas, to celebrate the start of a new term at Texas A&M Commerce College.
It is unclear how many were in the building when someone with a rifle opened fire.
Fears that more than a dozen people were shot appeared to be confirmed by officials in Hunt County, who told local media three air ambulances took some victims to a trauma hospital.
Others were taken to hospitals in Greenville, and neighbouring Quinlan and Commerce, the officials told reporters at CBS‘ Dallas branch.
The shooter is reportedly still at large.
Graphic footage of the aftermath was posted on social media, showing several people on the floor with injuries and dozens running from the venue.
“We’ve got a bunch of walking wounded,” a Hunt County deputy said on the scanner, according to a WFAA reporter.
Greenville, where students were attending the unofficial homecoming party, is 15 miles away from the university campus.
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.
University spokesman Michael Johnson confirmed a shooting to WFAA-TV, but said the school hasn’t confirmed whether any students were injured