A house party thrown in Houston to emulate the one in the movie Project X turned deadly after an estimated 500 to 1,000 people showed up.
The party was thrown in Houston and attendees said Project X and spring break were the main reasons for the party.
The house got pretty full, Daniel Menjivara, a 22-year-old college student said. You could barely move around.
The party was advertised on Facebook, Twitter and on flyers and party goers were provided with plenty of entertainment. Women who wore bathing suits were admitted for free, trash cans full of alcoholic beverages were provided and wet foam covered the floors of the house.
Police responded to the party, which consisted mostly of teenagers around midnight.
Kids took to the streets, but the parking lot was over-packed so you couldn't get out, Menjivar said. It was just people in the actual street. They got into arguments and started shooting each other.
One of the party attendees was shot several times and died.
[The gunman] was just walking, and he pulled out a gun and started shooting, like for no reason, Willie Armstrong, a party attendee, said. He shot the boy in the back of the head and fell on the ground. He started shooting at the crowds, but then he ran through the field.
The officers were not able to catch the suspect and do not yet have a confirmed id for him.
At this time, it has not been determined if the male pursued by officers is the suspect in this case, as it appears several people discharged weapons at the scene, the Houston Police Department said in a statement.