As a trail ride pasture party took place close to Prairie View A & M University, seven people were hurt during a shooting on Sunday night.
Close to 10 p.m., on Cameron Road, near FM 362, deputies responded to a call of shots fired. They then discovered four women, two men, and a juvenile male who had all been shot during the trail ride pasture party.
Detectives say that the event was being held in connection to a Prairie View A & M homecoming party.
Detectives added that they think the shooting began as a dispute escalated when someone pulled out a firearm and bystanders were shot.
Reports indicate that all victims experienced gunshot injuries to their lower extremeties but had no life-threatening wounds. The victims were transported and flown to medical facilities.
PVAMU has noted their concerns for the victims’ who were injured and noted that the trail ride wasn’t an official University homecoming event.
The Waller County Sheriff’s Office stated that the party was approved by the county judge and that the party promoter agreed to comply with the judge’s orders.
It is thought that over 1,000 people were at the gathering. Additionally, security was provided by the Waller County Precint 3 Constable’s Office and another private security agency.