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Baytown mass shooting in Texas leaves one dead and 14 others gunned down in celebration of candlelit life

A MASS shooting in Texas left one person dead and 14 others shot down during a candlelit celebration.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez shared the news after driving past Mass shooting took place in Baytown, Texas on December 12, 2021.

Harris County delegates said the shooting took place during a candlelit ceremony

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Harris County delegates said the shooting took place during a candlelit ceremonyCredit: KTRK
The shooting took place on the 1400th block of the North Market Loop in Baytown, Texas

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The shooting took place on the 1400th block of the North Market Loop in Baytown, Texas

The sheriff has arrived Twitter to reveal HCSOTexas units responded to a shooting on the 1400 block of the North Market Loop in Baytown.

“Preliminary information: a large crowd gathers for a celebration of life,” Gonzalez tweeted.

“A car approached and someone from that vehicle started shooting into the crowd.”

He revealed at least 8 people were injured, including 7 deaths.

One person is believed to have died at a nearby hospital.

Gonzalez said Crime and Crime Scene Investigators were on their way to the scene at the time he posted the tweet.

Then he revealed the number The number of injured people increased to 14 and confirmed one person has died and three people taken by Lifeflight are in critical condition.

The rest were reported to have suffered minor injuries.

The Harrison County delegate revealed the incident happened at 6:48 p.m. when a mother was holding a vigil for her son who had died a few weeks ago at his home, ABC13 reported.

Sgt. Greg Campbell told ABC13: “While they were celebrating their birthday and releasing balloons, an unidentified suspect drove down this road and fired a bullet at the group of people.”

Campbell said the victims took themselves to Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital.

“They drove themselves or one of the friends here drove them,” explains Campbell.

When the victims arrived at the hospital, Campbell said “a huge fight ensued” – prompting other agencies to be called for help.

Witness Sidney William told ABC13 he heard about 20 to 30 gunshots, which sent people “screaming and running towards their cars.”

To Campbell’s knowledge, the gunshots came from a car.

Asked if he had reason to believe if the attack was “targeted and not random,” Campbell said: “Sounds right.”

The motive for the shooting is still unknown.

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