One Person Killed, Nine Wounded in Shooting at Halloween Party in East Texas

A man died and nine other people were wounded in a shooting at a Halloween party in eastern Texas, police said.

Gunfire erupted late Saturday at the Octavia Event Center in Texarkana, the city’s police department said in a news release. Situated around 180 miles east of Dallas, Texarkana is located on Texas’ border with Arkansas.

Police estimated that “at least a couple hundred people” were at the venue when the shots were fired. Officers “encountered a large number of people running from the building and several inside suffering from gunshot wounds,” the release said.

The 10 people who were shot went to two hospitals for treatment; either by ambulance, police unit or private vehicle, police said.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Henry Austin and Tim Stelloh