Two people are dead, and at least 14 are injured at a homecoming party in Greenville, Texas, reported The Dallas Morning News.
Buddy Oxford, Chief Deputy of the Hunt County Sheriff's Office, held a news conference early Sunday morning and said the mass shooting occurred around midnight at an off-campus venue for Texas A&M Commerce students. There were more than 750 people at the event during the incident.
Oxford said the venue, called The Party Venue, is located about 1.5 miles from downtown Greenville, Texas. He said the shooter is at large, and his identity is unknown.
#BREAKING: Mass shooting happened at a Homecoming party at Texas A&M Commerce overnight. At least two fatalities. More than a dozen injured. A .227 caliber rifle is believed to be used. Motive unknown. Commerce, Texas is in Hunt County — an hour east of Dallas. pic.twitter.com/ujtvTYWvAb— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) October 27, 2019
#Breaking reports from.Greenville of a mass shooting at a party venue with several casualties. Multiple ground and air ambulances at the scene on Hwy 380. Will pass along more when it comes in.— J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) October 27, 2019
Graphic video of the shooting posted on social media shows at least 3 victims on the ground as a crowd of young people scatters. I’m told it may have been a party involving a number of Texas A&M Commerce students.— J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) October 27, 2019
With no descriptions of the shooter, Oxford said many of the attendees are "not being cooperative" in aiding investigators with details of what exactly happened.
Deputies were called to the venue around 11:30 pm on Saturday for illegal parking along Highway 380. About 15 minutes after the initial call, deputies called for assistance following a series of gunshots and people running out of the building.
MORE: Hunt County, Texas sheriff’s deputy was on scene before shooting — after getting a call that cars were blocking part of US380 just before midnight. Law enforcement was unable to return fire or ID suspect. The non-sanctioned homecoming party did have security ofcrs.— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) October 27, 2019
The FBI and Texas Rangers arrived on the scene in the early morning to assist deputies in the investigation.
University spokesman Michael Johnson confirmed the mass shooting. Johnson said there was no active shooter on campus, and he couldn't confirm if any students were involved. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, and friends of those affected by this morning's shooting in Greenville, Texas," the university said in a statement.
Graphic videos were posted on Twitter of the alleged mass shooting. Some of these videos are hard to watch as lifeless bodies are scattered across the floor with suspected gunshot wounds.
Praying for all involved! Lawlessness! Times of Distress! Just happened, Mass Shooting at Texas A&M Commerce College Homecoming. Scene is secure but murder is still at large as of 1:28am. At least 3 killed 20+ injured. Sad!! Sad😭😭😭
.#Texas #MassShooting pic.twitter.com/DA0xCVKZHO
— Prophet Reuben M (@MinisterReubenM) October 27, 2019