UPDATED 2:55 PM PT — Sunday, October 27, 2019
A manhunt is underway in Texas after a gunman opened fire at a homecoming event, killing two people and injuring 12 others. The incident happened around midnight as part of a Halloween and homecoming party for Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Officials said the gunman allegedly targeted their first victim before firing at other party-goers at random. Reports said the event was not sanctioned by the school.
Local police said they have not been able to identify the shooter due to a lack of security cameras at the venue. They said witnesses gave conflicting accounts of the suspect’s appearance.
“Our officers were there, but with the amount of people there, they were never able to lay eyes on the shooter,” stated Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks.
Authorities said they believe a lone male shooter entered the party through the back and began firing a handgun. Most of the estimated 750 attendees escaped unscathed, but four out of the six injured by gunfire were reportedly in critical condition on Sunday afternoon.
The event organizer is currently working with authorities to identify a possible suspect. Anyone with information is urged to contact Hunt County Sheriff’s Department.