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2 teens killed, 3 people arrested after shooting during party at Garland home, police say

According to police, an 18-year-old died at the scene, and a 17-year-old died at a hospital. Police said others were also found with gunshot wounds at the scene.
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GARLAND, Texas — A third suspect has been arrested in the killing of two teenagers at a party in Garland over the weekend, and he faces a murder charge, police said.

A 22-year-old man was taken into custody late Tuesday night and taken to the Garland jail, where he's being held without bond.

Police said they identified the man as a suspect while investigating the killings over the last several days.

Police initially said they identified and arrested two suspects -- 21-year-old and 22-year-old males -- on murder charges relating to the shooting. The suspects were taken to the Garland jail, where they remained in custody Wednesday with their bonds set at $1 million each.

According to Garland police, officers and paramedics reported to a call on Magnolia Drive at around 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Police said the shooting started as an altercation near a parked car on the street. 

Officers said that when they arrived on the scene, they found multiple victims of gunshot wounds along the roadway.

Police pronounced one victim dead at the scene, and identified him as 18-year-old Jose Damian Garcia. 

Police said a 17-year-old boy, Melvin Salas, also died from the shooting after being taken to a hospital. 

Two additional gunshot wound victims were taken to nearby hospitals, according to police. Officers say those other two victims are expected to recover from their injuries.

Detectives said they are still trying to figure out what led up to the deadly altercation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.

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