4 Wounded in Allen Shooting Stemming from Facebook Argument: Police

Police say they charged a 20-year-old man in connection with the shooting

Four people were shot in an Allen neighborhood late Tuesday night following an argument between two groups on Facebook, according to police.

The shooting happened at about 11:45 p.m. along the 500 block of Hawthorne Drive.

"I just couldn't believe it. At first I thought it was fireworks," said James Ramsey, who lives a few houses down from where the shooting took place. "I heard eight to 12 shots."

Allen police spokesman Sgt. Jon Felty said a group of nine people from the Dallas area drove to the neighborhood where they confronted a group of seven people at a home, apparently upset over something that had been posted online.

"The argument moved out into the street," he said. "It appeared everything was going to end peacefully and then somebody drew a weapon and shots were fired."

The four victims were taken to two area hospitals with injuries that were not life threatening.

"I can't imagine what would be so important that it would end like this," said Felty. "It is a tragedy. We're just trying to work our way through the investigation and see what the disagreement was, what the gist of it was."

Felty said officers arrested 20-year-old Devonte M. Wade in connection with the shooting. Wade has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police said eight other people were also detained for questioning.

The Gunn family lives two doors down. Two bullet holes now riddle the Bernard Gunn's pickup truck. Another bullet tore through the window of their next-door neighbor's Suburban SUV. 

Bernard, Jr. and Misty Gunn raced over to their parents' home when they heard what happened. 

"You know, words aren't going to kill you, but bullets will," Bernard Gunn, Jr. said. "Bring a neighborhood to such violence is just wrong. It is wrong."

"I'm very grateful it didn't go through the window," Misty added. "These are my loved ones here." 

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NBC 5's Todd Davis contributed to this report.

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