Post-Prom Party At Texas Home Attended By Around 250 Teenagers Ends In Gunfire, At Least Nine Wounded
Apr. 24 2023, Published 4:12 p.m. ET
For the second weekend in a row, a large party attended by teenagers was marred by gunfire. This time, the shooting even spread to a hospital.
At least nine people were wounded at a home north of Jasper, Texas, early April 23. Someone opened fire at a party held after the Jasper High School prom.
The Jasper County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that gunfire then could be heard outside an emergency room, where some wounded teens were being treated.
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A third shooting scene was reported shortly after that, with at least 15 shots fired at homes and vehicles.
KBMT-TV reported about 250 teens were at the party outside Jasper, but no one was seriously wounded. One victim was transferred to a hospital in Beaumont.
Sheriff's officers are still trying to confirm whether the three shooting locations in Jasper are connected. No arrests have been announced.
"There will be a much larger law enforcement presence this week to ensure student safety,” Jasper school superintendent John Seybold said
in a statement. That will be the case across Jasper County.
The incident came after a shooting spree at a “Sweet 16” birthday party in Dadeville, Alabama Saturday, April 15. It left four people dead, dozens wounded and six young people in custody.
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