At least three people are dead and 27 were injured in shootings at Halloween parties across the country this weekend, authorities confirmed
A shooting at a Halloween party in Texarkana, Texas, left one person dead and nine (9) others injured, the Texarkana Police Department said Sunday.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting at Octavia’s Event Center in the 2300 block of Texas Boulevard shortly before midnight and “encountered a large number of people running from the building and several inside suffering from gunshot wounds,” the Texarkana Police Department said in a statement on Facebook. Texarkana is about 180 miles east of Dallas, CNN reports.
At the time of the shooting, a few hundred people were inside the venue, police said.
Victims were taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center and Christus St. Michael Hospital, police said.
One 20-year-old man died shortly after being admitted to the hospital, police said in the statement. His name is being withheld until the family can be notified.
The other nine victims’ injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.
At least three people are dead and 27 were injured in shootings at Halloween parties across the country this weekend, authorities confirmed according to USA today.
In an overnight shooting at a suburban Chicago Halloween party, two people were killed and more than a dozen were injured, authorities said Sunday. A patrol sergeant heard roughly a dozen gunshots after 12:30 a.m. in Joliet, Illinois, which is about 45 miles southwest of Chicago, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.
The sergeant went to a home and found more than 100 people fleeing a party. Additional officers arrived and found victims in the backyard and at nearby homes, and more shots were heard nearby, authorities said.
The Will County Sheriff’s Office said more than a dozen people were hospitalized. Two were confirmed dead and four others were seriously hurt. Police estimated about 200 people attended a Halloween party at the home and the shooting occurred outside near a DJ booth set up in the backyard.
Authorities said it appeared the shooting happened from “an elevated position on a porch looking down over the crowd.”
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