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- Eight people were shot, including two children, when a fight breaks out between separate groups at a banquet hall late Saturday night.
- All of the injuries are reported to be not life-threatening, police say.
- No suspects have been named and no arrests have been announced.
Eight people were shot, including two children, after an argument between two groups at a party in Old East Dallas overnight Saturday, police say.
Officers were called at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday to a strip mall in the 4600 block of East R.L. Thornton Freeway, near Caldwell Street, where they found multiple wounded people.
Police said it appeared two groups were having celebrations in individual suites when people from each group who were outside, behind the suites, got into an argument.
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The argument led to a "physical confrontation" and both groups went back into their suites, police said.
They emerged shortly after and exchanged gunfire. Eight people were shot, including a 10-year-old and a 15-year-old, one of whom was shot in the leg, police said.
One person was in surgery Sunday morning and their condition was not known. The other injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, police said.
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A man who did not want to be identified said a relative of his had been attending a birthday party at the banquet hall and was in the bathroom when the shooting started.
A friend was wounded in the shooting, and the relative's car windshield was pierced by a bullet, the man said.
Detectives are working to identify suspects. No arrests had been made as of Monday morning.