The event took place in Waller County in the 3500 block of Cameron Road. During a trail riding pasture party, four women, two men, and one young male were shot. The incident, according to investigators, coincided with a Prairie View A&M homecoming celebration.
The Waller County Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident on November 5 took place shortly after 10 p.m. A gunshot was heard many times during a verbal altercation involving an unidentified number of people.
The victims were shot in their lower limbs, according to the authorities, and their wounds are not thought to be life-threatening.
Several life flight helicopters were dispatched to the scene to help with the victims’ transportation. The injured attendees could be evacuated by officials, who also set up a Life flight landing zone in the Buc-ee’s parking lot on FM 362 and US-290.
More than a thousand individuals, according to officials, attended the celebration. Waller County constables supplied security, but according to the WCSO, at the time of the occurrence, none of the security procedures that had been agreed upon by the promoter and set by the permitting body had been observed to be followed.
The Waller County Sheriff’s Office posted the following on Facebook before formal facts were made public on Monday morning: “The mass gathering was permitted by the County Judge for the location of FM 362 and Cameron Rd. The party promoter consented to do as the judge directed. Kindly stay away from FM 362 in order to prevent traffic because of individuals setting up parking in the authorized meadows.”
In this investigation, deputies have not yet disclosed any information about a potential suspect.