By JAMIE STENGLE, The  Associated Press

GREENVILLE, Texas  — A gunman opened fire at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce party, leaving two people dead and 14 injured before he escaped in the ensuing chaos, a sheriff said Sunday.

Authorities were working under the theory that the shooter may have been targeting just one person at the party of about 750 people in Greenville, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of the Commerce campus and that others were just randomly shot, Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said.

The shooting took place around midnight Saturday at what Meeks described as Halloween and homecoming party for Texas A&M University-Commerce. Meeks described “complete chaos” after the shots rang out, with hundreds of people fleeing, including the gunman. The injured included four people who did not have gunshot wounds but who were hurt in the melee, he said.

Authorities believe there was one male shooter who entered the venue through the back door and began firing with a handgun, Meeks said. Authorities were still looking for the suspect and did not yet know who he was or have a description of him.

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