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Mass shooting at Halloween party leaves 1 dead, 9 wounded in east Texas

Police estimated that "at least a couple hundred people" were at the venue when the shots were fired.

A man died and nine other people were wounded in a shooting at a Halloween party in eastern Texas, police said.

Gunfire erupted late Saturday at the Octavia Event Center in Texarkana, the city's police department said in a news release. Situated around 180 miles east of Dallas, Texarkana is located on Texas' border with Arkansas.

Police estimated that "at least a couple hundred people" were at the venue when the shots were fired. Officers "encountered a large number of people running from the building and several inside suffering from gunshot wounds," the release said.

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The 10 people who were shot went to two hospitals for treatment; either by ambulance, police unit or private vehicle, police said.

A 20-year-old man "died a short time later" at one of the hospitals, police added. His name was not released. Police said the injuries of the other nine people did not appear to be life-threatening.

The suspect, identified as Keuntae McElroy, 21, of Texarkana, surrendered early Sunday morning and was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault, police said in a statement. More charges were expected Monday.

It was unclear Sunday whether McElroy had retained a lawyer.

Police had not determined a motive for the shooting, but a preliminary investigation revealed there may have been a "disturbance" at the party.