Halloween party shooting in Texas leaves one dead, 9 injured

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Halloween party shooting in Texas leaves one dead, nine injured

in Texas ,  one confirmed dead, nine injured

One person was killed and nine others were injured in a shooting at a party in Texarkana, Texas, according to the Texarkana Police Department.

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The Texarkana Police Department said in a statement on Facebook that officers responded to reports of a shooting at Octavia’s Event Center in the 2300 block of Texas Boulevard shortly before midnight and “encountered a large number of people running from the building and several inside suffering from gunshot wounds,” According to CNN, Texarkana is about 180 miles east of Dallas.
A few hundred people were inside the venue at the time of the shooting, according to police.

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According to police, victims were taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center and Christus St. Michael Hospital. Halloween

According to the statement, one 20-year-old man died shortly after being admitted to the hospital. His identity is being withheld until his family is informed.
According to police, the injuries of the other nine victims do not appear to be life-threatening.

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Halloween is a holiday observed every year on October 31st, and in 2021, it will be held on Sunday, October 31st. The custom dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people lit bonfires and dressed up in costumes to ward off ghosts. Pope Gregory III established November 1 as a day to honour all saints in the eighth century. All Saints Day soon incorporated some of Samhain’s customs. All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween, was the night before. Trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating treats have all become part of Halloween’s tradition.

Halloween’s Historical Background

The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). On November 1, the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in what is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year.

This day marked the end of summer and harvest, as well as the start of the dark, cold winter, which was traditionally associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the New Year’s Day, the line between the living and the dead blurred. They celebrated Samhain on October 31st, when it was thought that the spirits of the dead returned to earth.

Apart from causing havoc and destroying crops, Celts believed that the presence of otherworldly spirits made it easier for Druids, or Celtic priests, to make future predictions. These prophecies were a source of comfort for a people who were completely reliant on the volatile natural world during the long, dark winter.

Druids built massive sacred bonfires to commemorate the event, where people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic gods. The Celts dressed up in animal heads and skins and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes during the festival.

They re-lit their hearth fires, which had been extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire after the celebration was over to help protect them during the coming winter.

The Roman Empire had conquered the majority of Celtic land by 43 A.D. During the 400 years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two Roman festivals were combined with the traditional Celtic Samhain celebration.

The first was Feralia, a day in late October when Romans commemorated the deaths of their ancestors. Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees, was honoured on the second day. The apple is Pomona’s symbol, and the fact that it was incorporated into Samhain probably explains the modern-day Halloween tradition of bobbing for apples.

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