Four men killed, one injured at Texas toddler's birthday party

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A dispute between members of two families at a toddler's first birthday party in Texas erupted into gunfire, leaving four men dead and a fifth wounded, police confirmed Sunday.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at a home on Wilburn Street on Saturday following a reported altercation between two families at a toddler's birthday party.

Authorities did not say what the men were arguing about.

Police were seeking two men in connection with the shooting, Brandley said late on Saturday, adding that the Department of Public Safety's Texas Rangers were leading the investigation. The man's 37-year-old father was also a suspect, but he had not yet been arrested, Brandley said.

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Those killed were identified as Juan Espinoza Sr., 62; Juan Sandoval III, 20; Jeremy Sandoval, 22; and Nicky Sandoval, 25.

'There was a lot of people who witnessed this happen, ' Brandley told NBC. He said the three younger men were Juan Espinoza Sr.'s grandsons.

Juan Espinoza Jr, 43, was airlifted to a hospital in Corpus Christi, where he is in a critical condition. Brandley said he's expected to survive.

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