A shooting occurred at a home in Jasper, Texas in the early hours of Sunday morning, injuring nine teenagers who were attending a prom after-party.
The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office reported that the injuries were non-life-threatening, and no arrests have been made so far.
The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are questioning individuals of interest. The incident happened about 115 miles northeast of Houston.
According to local ABC affiliate KMBT, all nine victims of the shooting at a prom after-party in Jasper, Texas, were between the ages of 15 and 19.
The shooting occurred shortly after midnight at a home in Jasper, and the victims were taken to hospitals in Jasper and Beaumont for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No suspects have been arrested, but the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said that people of interest were being questioned.
The shooting in Jasper happened a week after a shooting at a 16th birthday party in Alabama, where four people were killed and 32 others were wounded.
Five people have been arrested in connection with the Alabama shooting, but police have not speculated on motives for either incident.
Some attendees at the Alabama party had expressed concerns about possible violence before the shooting began, and one victim, 23-year-old Corbin Holston, had gone to the party only after his younger sibling became worried.