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6 injured during shooting at Houston music festival

English.news.cn   2014-07-06 14:41:52

HOUSTON, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Six people were injured at a music festival in the U.S. city of Houston Saturday after someone fired shots into thousands of festival-goers, local media reported.

The shooting happened early Saturday morning when several thousand revelers were partying at the Houston Caribbean Festival, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The event turned violent after someone in the crowd opened fire. Four males were shot wounded, while two females were hurt after being trampled by those rushing to flee.

Youtube videos posted of the shooting showed throngs of guests dancing in a crowded arena and several shots can be heard followed by screams of "get out" and "move."

At least 30 off-duty police officers were reportedly providing security for the party at the time, but they were stationed on the perimeter of the arena.8 Authorities have not released the identities of victims. No arrest has been made. The gunman, identified by some witnesses as an African-American male, remains on the loose.

Editor: xuxin
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