Hunt County Investigating Quinlan Shooting After Subject Shot Gun In The Air Accidentally Shooting Himself In The Leg

At approximately 12:30 AM on April 2, 2023, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in the 2500 block of Private Road 2410 in Quinlan, regarding a shooting at a party.

When deputies arrived on scene, it was determined that the shooter, who was injured, had already left the scene. The host of the party told the responding deputies that they were trying to get unwanted guests to disperse from the party when the shooter got angry, displayed a handgun, and began firing into the air. According to witnesses the shooter was attempting to put the handgun
in their pocket and the handgun discharged, shooting themselves in the leg, it was also stated that the shooter had threatened guests at the party while displaying the handgun.

The shooter was said to have been taken to the hospital by friends to be treated for injuries. Hunt County Sheriff’s Investigators processed the scene and there is an ongoing investigation.

Sheriff Terry Jones would like to stress to the public not to share, discuss or advertise information about private parties or events on social media. Sharing this information on social media could result in unwelcomed and unpleasant people showing up to your home or establishment.