Two people were killed and four others were wounded in a mass shooting Sunday at a party in Austin, Texas, according to authorities.
The victims ranged in age from 19 to 57, and police said a number of people were injured.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said the incident occurred at a house party where attendees had brought firearms, including rifles, shotguns and handguns.
A second shooting in the city of Austin early Sunday morning left four people dead and seven others injured.
Authorities identified the victims as a father and his 21-year-old son, a grandfather and his 55-year old grandson, and a mother and her 46-year young daughter.
Aceveda told reporters that authorities believe that the shooting was part of a drug ring.
“We don’t have any indication yet of the motive or the intent of this shooting,” Acevede said.
“It appears that this incident was a gang-related incident.”
Aceveds statement did not give any details of the suspected shooter.
“There was a shooting, it’s an ongoing investigation,” Aceve told reporters.
“But we don’t believe it’s related to any of the other incidents.”
Aceve said that the party was in a residential area of the city, but that he did not have any information on how many people were involved.
“I think that the incident itself is a little bit premature at this point in time,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.