Man dressed as Freddy Krueger shoots 5 at US Halloween party

Freddy Krueger was played by Robert Englund in the Nightmare on Elm Street films
Freddy Krueger was played by Robert Englund in the Nightmare on Elm Street films

An man dressed as horror movie villain Freddy Krueger shot five people at a Halloween party in the US, police say.

The victims were four men and one woman, who all survived the Sunday morning (local time) shooting in the Texas city of San Antonio.

The masked suspect remains at large, police say, with their investigation continuing.

The incident began when several men showed up to a Halloween party uninvited and started causing trouble, local media reported.

The disagreement escalated when people at the party tried to kick out the unwanted guests, before one of them - reportedly dressed in Krueger's iconic fedora hat and striped sweater - pulled out a firearm and started shooting.

The suspects fled and the victims were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Freddy Krueger is the serial killer antagonist of the famous horror movie franchise that was launched with Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984.

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