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article imageTwo high school students killed at house party in Houston suburb

By Layne Weiss     Nov 10, 2013 in Crime
Cypress - An 18-year-old girl's birthday party in a Houston suburb Saturday night turned deadly when gunmen opened fire killing two high school students and injuring at least 20 others, authorities said Sunday.
More than 100 people were in the house in Cypress according to the Harris County Sheriff's office. Many of the partygoers were students or recent graduates of Cypress High School, The NY Times reports. They were between 16 and 19 years of age, The AP reports.
Authorities say that gunmen began shooting causing dozens of party guests to flee in a panic. Some broke second-floor windows and jumped out of the home.
Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia called it a "birthday party gone wild," CNN reports.
Garcia said shots were fired into the air "in an apparent celebration of music,."
A second person reacted by shooting another gun, The AP reports
The two people killed, an 18-year-old female and a 16-year-old male, were both students at Cypress High School.
Police clarified Sunday that 20 people were injured in the shooting, 16 suffered gunshot wounds.
People got word of the party through social media. Sheriff Garcia how dangerous it is to promote a party through social media.
"Any time you promote a birthday party on social media, you have no control over who to expect at your door. Any time that you have to factor in the possibility of a bouncer and being searched at the door, you've already taken a turn for the worst," Garcia said according to CNN.
Authorities are searching for two gunmen, The AP reports. One is 17-years-old and the other is believed to be 22.
"It's a horrible combination of immaturity, access to a firearm, and the inability to control one's self," Garcia said.
He added that those who organized the party arranged for people to be searched as they entered the house.
"Anytime you have to factor in a bouncer and being searched at the door, you have already taken a turn for the worse," he said.
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