Nine teenagers were injured in a shooting at a graduation party in Texas

Photo File: Police in Texas. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez (JOSE LUIS GONZALEZ/)

Nine teenagers were slightly injured this Sunday in Texas (USA) by a shooting that took place after a graduation partyindicated the local authorities.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said on its website that its forces were alerted shortly after midnight on Saturday and that by the time they arrived at the scene, they found the nine injured, whose lives were not in danger.

“This investigation is ongoing and the suspects are being questioned,” authorities said.

Most of the victims were taken to the local hospital and the rest to the city of Beaumont, also in Texas, for treatment.

Chain CNN He pointed out that those affected are between 15 and 19 years of age.. The local authorities have opened an investigation and have already begun interrogations.

“First we want to say that our prayers are with those injured early Sunday morning in the shooting that took place north of the city,” the Jasper School District said in a statement.

Jasper ISD is working with law enforcement in any way we can to assist in their investigation and bring these perpetrators to justice.. There will be a much larger law enforcement presence this week to ensure student safety, as well as counselors available to any student. who need your help”, added the district authorities.

So far this year, until this Sunday, according to The Gun Violence Archivewhich documents acts of violence with firearms in the country, There have been 169 mass shootings in the United States.a term that includes a minimum of four people injured or killed, not counting the assailant.

One of the most recent occurred on Saturday night of last week, when at least four people died and more than twenty were injured after a shooting at a teenager’s birthday party in Dadeville, Alabama, in the southeast of the state. country.

(With information from EFE)

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