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4 Men Killed In Shooting At Child's Birthday Party In Texas

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A party in South Texas to mark a toddler's first birthday erupted in gunfire Saturday afternoon, leaving four men dead and a fifth man wounded, authorities said.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m. in Taft, 12 miles north of Corpus Christi. Sgt. Nathan Brandley said an argument escalated into a deadly shooting.

One suspect is in custody, and a second has yet to be arrested, according to Brandley.

Brandley 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.

The suspects and victims are distant relatives, he said.

The wounded man, 43-year-old Juan Espinoza Jr., was airlifted to a Corpus Christi hospital and is expected to survive, Brandley said.

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