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El Paso Police gang unit investigate shooting during high school party in El Paso’s Upper Valley, 8 injured

UPDATE: 10:27 a.m. - El Paso Police say officers report seeing over a hundred people in the area, some running away as officers arrived.

The department's gang unit is assisting with the investigation.

Police say a party was held at the residence on the 4500 block of Swan when uninvited guests arrived prompting a fight between some groups.

One person started shooting at the crowd and several teens were injured.

Six of the eight teens injured were taken to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. Most of the teens are from El Paso, on 16-year-old teen girl is a Santa Teresa resident.

Police are asking anyone with information about the events that lead to the shooting to call the police department's non-emergency number at 915-832-4400, or contact Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477 to remain anonymous.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE: El Paso Police officials said preliminary reports indicated it was eight people injured, but police now say it was six.

Police also said it is possible that some people refused to be taken to the hospital. 

None of the people injured suffered life-threatening injuries, according to officials.

No one is in custody at this time.

EL PASO (KVIA) -- El Paso Police said eight people were injured during a party in El Paso's Upper Valley Friday night.

It happened around 9:45 p.m. on Swan Drive near the El Paso Country Club.

Witnesses told ABC-7 it was a high school party.

Police said the eight victims were taken to the hospital. An El Paso Fire Department dispatcher said three of them suffered serious injuries and three others suffered minor injuries. The dispatcher didn't know the condition of the other two victims that police mentioned.

Police haven't said if any arrests have been made.

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