Man Dressed as Santa Allegedly Shoots 3 People at Halloween Party

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A man dressed as Santa Claus allegedly opened fire at a Texas Halloween party on Sunday morning, injuring four people.

The suspect, who has not been identified, then reportedly fled from the private house party and was later arrested.

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“The suspect was described as being dress up as Santa Claus,” Austin police spokesman Lee Knouse said. “It was a holiday party, a Halloween party.”

The suspect reportedly knew the victims, police said. A man and a woman were reportedly critically injured, reports said. A third person was seriously injured. 

Police said charges are pending against the man.

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The suspect also reportedly received medical treatment, but did not have serious injuries, police said.

A motive for the shooting is not yet clear.