4 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting at Toddler’s Birthday Party in Taft, Texas

October 14, 2018 Updated: October 14, 2018

A shooting at a toddler’s birthday party in Taft, Texas, left four dead and one injured, and police said they are searching for two suspects.

Two families gathered together for a party in the town located about 12 miles from Corpus Christi after 5 p.m. local time on Saturday, Oct. 13, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times newspaper. An altercation took place, leading to a shooting.

The shooters opened fire, killing four men who were at the party. Another man was injured, the paper reported.

“The Texas Rangers notified the department of the incident and as of right now this is an ongoing investigation,” Sgt. Nathan Brandley, the spokesman for the Texas Department of Safety, told Fox News. “We are urging residents to contact DPS if they know any information on the shooting.”

The names of the suspects in the case or the people who were killed were not released by officials and were not disclosed in media reports.

“Four adult males were found dead on scene,” Brandley added to the paper.  “The fifth male was HALO-Flighted to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline.”

It is unclear what prompted the shooting. Other details were not released by police.

The shooting took place at 5:15 p.m. on the 500 block of Wilburn Street.

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