UPDATE:Shooting at a Texas homecoming party leaves 2 dead, 12 injured


Officials work a crime scene after a shooting at Party Venue on Highway 380 in Greenville, Texas, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. A few people have been killed in a shooting at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce party, a sheriff’s official said. (Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) – Authorities are releasing the identities of the two men who were killed when a gunman opened fire at an off-campus college party in Texas.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the two men killed were 23-year-old Kevin Barry Jr. of Dallas and 23-year-old Byron Cravens Jr. of Arlington.

A sheriff says a man opened fire with a handgun at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce party in Greenville Saturday night.

The shooting took place around midnight 15 miles southwest of the Commerce campus.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said Sunday that authorities believe there was one shooter and that he may have been targeting someone at the party of 750 people. He says authorities believe others may have been randomly shot.

Meeks says the gunman escaped in the chaos. Authorities are still looking for the gunman.

Meeks says the injured included four people who did not have gunshot wounds but were hurt in the melee. Originally police reported 14 people were injured but lowered the number 12.

He says some of the partygoers in Halloween costumes.

Officials say the event was a homecoming party but was not a sanctioned school event.

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