Four Shot by Man Dressed as Santa at Austin Halloween Party

Police arrested the suspected gunman at a home on the same street

Austin police say a man dressed as Santa Claus is in custody after shooting at four people at a Halloween party.

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service officials say three of the victims have been hospitalized -- two of them in critical condition and a third with serious wounds that aren't considered life-threatening. A fourth person was hurt at the scene but refused treatment.

KXAN reports the shooting happened at about 6:15 a.m. Sunday. While responding to the shooting call, they received another report that the suspected gunman was at a home on the same street.

Police Detective Lee Knouse says the gunman was arrested without incident at a home on the same street as the shooting scene. He says specific charges related to the shootings will be filed once authorities complete their investigation.

Khouse told KXAN the victims did know the suspect but police are trying to determine whether the man was invited to the party.

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