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    US Authorities Release Suspect in East Texas Halloween Shooting - Report

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    A suspect, identified earlier as Brandon Ray Gonzales, was released from a local jail on Tuesday after US investigators have failed to collect enough evidence against him.

    The shooter at a college Halloween party in East Texas killed two people and injured a dozen more, AP reported.

    According to a media report, Gonzales was arrested and jailed on a capital murder charge after an arrest affidavit claimed a confidential informant told the Hunt County Sheriff's Office that the suspect opened fire at a party hall outside Greenville, Texas, on 26 October.

    Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said Tuesday in a statement cited by AP that additional information and the refusal of witnesses to cooperate with the investigation undermined the case against the suspect.

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