ALLEN (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Allen are investigating a shooting that started with an argument on social media. Four people were injured, but a total of 16 people were involved in the incident. The call for help came in late Tuesday, just before midnight, from a home located along Hawthorne Drive.
The situation began with a post on Facebook, however, the details of that post have not been discussed by officials.
After the online post, a group of nine people from Dallas drove to the Allen home to confront seven people there. The situation escalated when the people inside of the home walked out with various weapons, including knives and what is believed to be an airsoft rifle.
That display of weapons triggered gunfire from the Dallas group. Four people were injured, with three victims going to a local hospital in Allen and the other victim being taken to a hospital in Plano for treatment. According to authorities, all four of the victims are expected to survive.
The nine people from Dallas have been detained by police, and one of them has been arrested. Officials have not released the names of anyone involved in this incident.