According to officials, a gunshot at an after-prom party in Texas hurt at most minuscule 9 minors. All of the victims’ wounds are not thought to be life-threatening.
According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the event happened just after midnight on Sunday at a house on County Road 263, north of Jasper, Texas.
“This investigation is ongoing and people of interest are being questioned,” the sheriff’s office released a statement Sunday.
250 individuals were reportedly present at the party when the incident happened, according to the police.
According to officials, most casualties were sent to Jasper Memorial Hospital, and some were taken to Christus St. Elizabeth in Beaumont, Texas, for additional care.
“We first want to say our prayers are with those injured early Sunday morning in the shooting that took place north of town,” ABC News Texas station KMBT cited a statement from the Jasper School District.
“Jasper ISD is working with law enforcement in any way we can to aid in their investigation to bring these perpetrators to justice.”
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The school district added, “There will be a much larger law enforcement presence this week to ensure student safety, as well as counselors on hand for any students who need their assistance.”
Jasper’s city limits were the scene of a second gunshot, according to police reports from Sunday. The investigation is still ongoing, according to the agency, but there may be a connection between the two shootings.
According to officials, a reason for the shootings has not been determined. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with additional information to get in touch.
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