Texas Man Fires Gun at College Party

Posted on November 26, 2019 by

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Saturday, 26 October was just a normal night for the students at Texas A&M University. It was homecoming week. College kids were out celebrating. All was normal until Brandon Gonzalez, 23, came to a Greenville party and ended up firing a weapon at about 20 students.

Twelve were injured and two died. He left the party without being charged. Police later found him at work the next day working at his local dealership. Police state that he was arrested without incident. He is currently being held on one-million-dollar bail.

Detectives worked the scene for about 18 hours and said it was completely horrific.

“There was blood all over the inside and outside of the house alongside with shoes of people who had fled,” one of the detectives said.

Gunshots first began at about 11:45 pm. Police first responded to complaints on vehicles being parked in the middle of the street. The shooting began about fifteen minutes after they arrived. By 12:10 a.m., the police had already identified victims.

An A&M student claimed shootings are not very likely there “because it is a small town.”  There were about 750 people overall at the party. Ninety percent of them were in their teens to early 20’s.

The initial investigation suggested that the shooter was not a partygoer. However, the perpetrator most likely arrived at the party before deputies due to an unrelated disturbance.

The owner of the party venue declined to provide any details about the shooting.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, and friends of those affected by this morning’s shooting in Greenville,” Texas A&M University-Commerce said in a statement.

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday, 27 October for the victims. At that time, deputies responded to an alleged fight and shots being fired. Nobody was injured, and the vigil was able to proceed in a peaceful and respectful manner.

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