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Aug 18, 2014 5:30 AM

Woman Shot, Killed at Teen's Birthday Party

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Police are investigating the death of a woman who was struck and killed by a stray bullet at a 15-year-old's birthday party.

A police spokesman says 24-year-old Dixie Mendez was pronounced dead at a friend's home around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Witnesses say there were about 50 people at the party when someone outside started shooting. They say Mendez was asleep in a back room when she was killed.

Investigators say people were arguing outside the house before the shooting started.

No arrests have been made and police are investigating.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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