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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Two people were killed and nearly two dozen injured when gunfire rang out at a house party in the Cypress area of northwest
Harris County late last night, according to officials.
Mass shooting in northwest Harris County
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It happened on Enchanted Creek near FM 529 sometime between 11pm and midnight.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office says 18 people were shot. Two of those people -- a man and a woman, officials tell us -- are dead. One was killed
at the scene and the other died after being transported to Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.
In all, 22 people were injured. That leaves six people who were not confirmed as shot. They may have been hurt while trying to escape, authorities
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We're told two of the 22 victims are in critical condition, and the conditions of the others vary. A total of four people were taken to Memorial
Hermann Hospital and three people treated at Ben Taub. Eight to nine people were taken to Methodist West Hospital.
At this point, we don't know what led up to the shooting, but we do know there is an active search underway for two suspects.
According to HCSO, between 60 and 70 people were inside the home when the shooting happened. As the gunfire erupted, they fled the home in a panicked
rush to escape.
We talked to a young man who was at the party, who asked we not show his face. He describes a frantic, chaotic scene as a man walked through the home,
firing as many as 10 shots, and people scrambling to get away.
"I'm by, like, the garage and the door with the other people. And I'm telling and pushing everybody like, 'Move to the garage,'" the witness told us.
"Because I looked, and I could see him coming toward the door."
That witness said the shooting went on for three to five minutes. When it ended, he saw some of the victims.
"I saw one guy. He was lying on the floor with blood leaking out of his mouth and off his body and stuff," the witness said. "And I saw another girl
on the floor, and she looked like she was in shock, but she was also bleeding."
Deputies are asking anyone with information about what happened and who might be responsible to call HCSO or Crime Stoppers.
We are working to gather additional details. Reporter Simon Gutierrez is at the scene and will have live updates throughout the morning on Eyewitness
News. We will also post any new information on abc13.com and on our mobile news app.
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