Security guard injured in Austin fraternity house shooting

Officials are searching for three suspects after a security guard was injured in a shooting at a party at a fraternity house near the University of Texas at Austin.

The University of Texas at Austin Police Department says the shooting happened early Sunday at the Sigma Chi house, located off-campus. UT police spokeswoman Cindy Posey says a security guard was taken to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Posey says three suspects left the area.

Posey says university police are assisting the Austin Police Department on the case. 

According to APD, an individual was asked to leave a party that was taking place at the Sigma Chi house. The individual returned to the party which led to an altercation and a security guard was shot in the foot. 

The University of Texas at Austin released the following statement:

The safety of our students and community members is always our most important concern. We will provide assistance to Austin Police as they investigate this morning's off-campus shooting. We will also offer counseling and support to students who were at the party or affected by it.

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