TAFT, Texas (AP) — An argument at a toddler’s birthday party in South Texas escalated into a shooting that left four men dead and a fifth man wounded, authorities said Sunday.
The shooting happened at a child’s first birthday party Saturday afternoon in Taft, 12 miles north of Corpus Christi, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. Sgt. Nathan Brandley said those involved were distant relatives. Authorities did not say what the men were arguing about.READ MORE: UPDATE: River Fire Erupts in Nevada and Placer Counties; Evacuations Ordered in Colfax
A 20-year-old man was in custody Sunday, Brandley said. The man’s 37-year-old father was also a suspect but he had not yet been arrested, Brandley said.READ MORE: 'Mayor Of The Mission' Helps Feed People Struggling To Survive During The Pandemic
He identified those killed as 62-year-old Juan Espinoza Sr.; 20-year-old Juan Sandoval III; 22-year-old Jeremy Sandoval; and 25-year-old Nicky Sandoval. He said the three younger men are grandsons to Juan Espinoza Sr.
The wounded man, 43-year-old Juan Espinoza Jr., was airlifted to a Corpus Christi hospital. Brandley said he’s expected to survive.MORE NEWS: Dire Dixie Fire Warning: 'Evacuate To The East Immediately'; Wind-Whipped Flames Close In On Chester
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