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Suspect dressed as Freddy Krueger shoots 5 people at Halloween party

FILE - Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, the villain from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984). (New Line Cinema / MGN)

SAN ANTONIO (WOAI) – A male dressed as Freddy Krueger shot five people with a shotgun at a Halloween party early Sunday morning, San Antonio police say.

Two black males allegedly attended a Halloween party uninvited on the 2900 block of Aspen Meadow. Authorities say they started an argument inside the house and the homeowner asked them to leave.

One of the suspects was reportedly dressed as Krueger, the villain from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984). He allegedly pulled out a shotgun and began to shoot at the party-goers just before 5 a.m.

"I woke up my husband and said, ‘Hey, there’s a gunshot,’" said Cassie Nogueron, who has lived on Aspen Meadow for about three years.

Nogueron lives right next door where the shots were fired.

‘There was about five or six more after that,” said Nogueron.

After making sure her family was safe, she surveyed the chaotic scene.

"People running to their cars, running away or running to the people that were hurt,” said Nogueron. “My gut instinct was to see does anybody need help was everybody okay."

Police tell us four men and one woman were shot.

The female attempted to drive to a hospital, but got into an accident. She was then transported to University Hospital.

One of the male victims went to Downtown Baptist Hospital and the other three males were transported to University Hospital.

The suspects allegedly ran off after the shooting.

"It does make it more of a mystery of who was the person really because they didn't look like themselves," said Nogeuron.

In the three years they've lived here, she says nothing like this has happened before.

"It's very friendly, very family oriented,” said Nogueron.

Crimetracker stats show within a half mile radius of where this shooting took place, there have been more than 20 burglaries and seven robberies that have been reported since the beginning of the year.

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