Two people are dead and at least 14 others were hurt when a person opened fire on a crowd of hundreds attending at a homecoming party in Greenville, outside of Dallas Saturday night.
Buddy Oxford, Chief Deputy of the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, held a news conference just before 5 a.m. Sunday and said the shooting took place at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday at The Party Place, a private party venue west of Greenville where more than 750 people were gathered to celebrate Texas A&M University at Commerce’s homecoming weekend.
Oxford said the shooter is at large, his identity is unknown and that no motive is known for the shooting. He added that a description was also not yet available and that witnesses are “not being cooperative” saying they didn’t see anything.
Oxford said deputies were called to the party venue at about 11:30 p.m. after learning cars were being parked along Highway 380. After about 15 minutes, deputies began hearing gunshots and called for assistance. Oxford said as people began running from the building, deputies couldn’t tell whether the shots were coming from inside the venue or the back side of the building.
Deputies at the scene did not fire their weapons, Oxford said, because they never saw the gunman. When the shooting subsided, Oxford said deputies found two people dead inside and the gunman was nowhere to be found.
Oxford said 14 people sought medical treatment for various injuries; a Texas Ranger reported earlier that at least 10 people had been shot.