Man dressed as Santa Claus shoots 4 at Halloween party


A Texas Halloween party ended in violence early Sunday morning, with a man dressed as Santa Claus going rogue and shooting four individuals.

The suspect fled to a house down the block from the private house party and was arrested.

Charges were pending, Austin police spokesman Lee Knouse told reporters.

“The suspect was described as being dress up as Santa Claus,” Knouse said. “It was a holiday party, a Halloween party.”

Three of the victims went to the hospital.

Paramedics said a man and a woman were critically injured, the Austin-American Statemen reported.

Another man suffered serious injuries. The fourth victim refused medical treatment at the scene.


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