Man dressed as Santa opens fire at Halloween party, three people shot

Man dressed as Santa Claus shoots people at Halloween party in Texas

A man dressed as Santa Claus opened fire during a Halloween party in Texas, injuring four people, police said.

Three of the victims - a man in his 20s and two women in their 30s - were transported to an area hospital, including two with critical injuries.

Austin Travis County EMS said they responded to the 5500 block of Avenue F just after 6:30 a.m.

It is unclear from available reports whether the fourth victim, who declined medical treatment, was shot.

It's believed the shooter in this case acted alone, and police said they're not seeking any further suspects. Three were seriously wounded, but the injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening.

The victims and the suspect were all attending the same Halloween party.

"The suspect was described as being dress up as Santa Claus", Knouse said. He was taken into custody without incident, Austin Police Department Det.

No charges have been reported as the investigation is still ongoing.

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