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7 people shot at Snapchat house party, Houston

Seven people were shot in Houston early Saturday morning following a dispute at a house party organized through Snapchat, KTRK-TV reports.

Police are still investigating precisely what caused the shooting, but a detective told the television station a heated argument preceded the gunfire, which erupted shortly before 2 a.m.

Someone opened fire in front of the house where a crowd of people were standing, according to the Houston Chronicle. Officers who first arrived at the residence found three people shot. Several others fled the scene in a car and were followed by the suspect, who also shot them.

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One victim went to a gas station several blocks from the scene seeking help. Another victim later showed up at a hospital.

Police say 30 to 50 teens and young adults were at the so-called “instant party,” in which invitations were sent randomly to people using the app Snapchat. As many as three shooters may be involved in the incident. One of the suspect’s vehicles has been described as a tan SUV that is relatively new and large.

All seven victims are expected to survive and none have life-threatening injuries, according to the television station.

Outside the home where the party was held, a vehicle could be seen with a shattered windshield. Neighbors told the television station they heard 20 to 25 gunshots during the ordeal.

“I came outside and I heard this lady crying and she was yelling on her phone so I peeked and looked and the gunshot was going on,” Carlos Ramirez said.

Ramirez discovered the woman had been shot and gave her shelter while he called her an ambulance.

“I told her to come inside and wash her hands because you don’t know if the people are still out there,” he said.

To report information about the shooting, call the Houston Police Department at 713-884-3131.

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**Editor’s Note**: Headline has been changed to reflect that no one at the party has died.