The Latest: Suspects sought after 7 shot at NC Xmas party

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Posted: Dec 25, 2016 1:19 PM

MADISON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on seven people shot at a North Carolina Moose Lodge (all times local):

1 p.m.

Two suspects are on the run after North Carolina investigators say they shot seven people during a private Christmas Party attended by hundreds of people.

Rockingham County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Kevin Suthard said the two men were still at large Sunday.

Deputies say none of the victims appeared to suffer life-threatening injuries after being gunned down early Saturday at a Moose Lodge in Madison, about 25 miles north of Greensboro.

Deputies say a fight broke out during the party attended by 250 to 300 people. Investigators say witnesses reported that both gunmen attended the party. They covered their faces with ski masks and opened fire before speeding away from the scene in a silver car driven by a woman. The car's make and model aren't known.

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12:30 p.m.

An argument that escalated into gunfire at a North Carolina gathering for hundreds of people is being blamed for violence that required emergency care for seven people.

The sheriff's office in Rockingham County didn't respond to messages from The Associated Press on Sunday about whether a manhunt is still under way for two suspected gunmen.

Multiple media organizations reported the mass shooting broke out early Saturday at a Moose Lodge in Madison, about 25 miles north of Greensboro. Deputies say a fight broke out during a private party with 250 to 300 people.

Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page says two men left the lodge, then returned wearing ski masks and started shooting into the crowd with two handguns.

Reports say none of the victims appeared to suffer life-threatening injuries.