Man Dressed as Santa Allegedly Shoots 3 People at Halloween Party

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It is not clear what prompted the shooting.

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.

“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.

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

A motive for the shooting is not yet clear.