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Reports: 1 dead, 2 wounded in Texas beach shooting

  • Associated Press
  • April 8, 2012 - 4:52 PM

SURFSIDE BEACH, Texas - One person has been killed and two others have been wounded in a shooting during a packed Texas Gulf Coast beach party.

Word of mouth about an unauthorized party spread on social media Saturday, drawing thousands to Surfside Beach, about 40 miles south of Galveston.

The Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/Hokr2I) reports the shooting started around 9 p.m. It identified the person killed as 25-year-old Derrick Milam, quoting his stepsister, Danielle Banks.

Milam was hit in the neck by a stray bullet and died at the beach.

Surfside Beach authorities didn't return calls seeking information Sunday. It wasn't clear if arrests were made.

Initial reports had three injured in addition to the fatality. But Surfside Police Chief Gary Phillips told The (Brazoria County) Facts newspaper that only two others sustained gunshot wounds.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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