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Sheriff's office: 2 arrested in shooting at Houston-area party that left 2 teens dead, 20 hurt


Partygoers B.T. Tucker, left, Mariah Boulden, 18, center, and Lank, who wished to only be referred by his first name, talk to the media Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 outside Mariah's home where two people were killed and at least 20 others injured late Saturday when gunfire erupted during her birthday party in the Cypress area in Houston. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said the gathering Saturday night that drew more than 100 people, most of them 17- to 19-year-olds, became a “birthday party gone wild.” (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, J. Patric Schneider) (The Associated Press)

Authorities have charged two suspects in a deadly shooting at a house party in suburban Houston that left two teenagers dead and 20 hurt.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced that 21-year-old Willie Young and 18-year-old Randy Stewart were arrested Monday morning.

Young is charged with deadly conduct while Stewart is charged with aggravated assault.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia says Saturday's shooting in Cypress, an unincorporated area about 25 miles northwest of Houston, began when someone fired a pistol in the air in celebration. In the ensuing confusion, someone else began firing into the crowd, causing people to stream into the narrow street.

Seventeen-year-old Queric Richardson died at the scene and a 16-year-old girl, whose name has not been released, died at a hospital.

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