More Charges In ‘Trae Day’ Shootings

Six more suspects have been charged in connection with the mass shooting in a Texas Southern University parking lot near festivities honoring Houston rapper Trae July 22.

The six, ranging in age from 18 to 23, are charged with one count each of riot participation. Another suspect turned himself in to Houston Police Department’s homicide division Aug. 14 on a charge of organized criminal activity, according to Houston’s KRIV-TV.

Several people were shot, with eight treated at local hospitals for non-lethal wounds, in the incident. The “Trae Day” event was intended as a “free family block party” and it’s not believed the shootings were connected to the artist or anyone affiliated with him.