The Texarkana Police Department has confirmed on Sunday that a mass shooting at a Halloween Party leaves 1 dead, 9 wounded in east Texas at in Texarkana, USA.
Officers were said to have 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.
‘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 while the other nine victims’ injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.
The suspected shooter was “described as a black male, who left in an unknown vehicle following the shooting,”
“While the motive is still unknown, the preliminary investigation indicates that it may been the result of some type of disturbance among some the partygoers,” the statement added.