Both were transported to the hospital where Smith died, and Joseph died later after receiving treatment. Both teenagers were reported as innocent bystanders.
One of the men related to the host of the party told WFAA that a group of individuals that were not invited had arrived and an argument broke out. Shots were then fired.
Joseph’s parents spoke with WFAA on Feb. 13.
“They didn’t just take my son,” Melody Joseph said. “They took a friend. I want them to catch whoever did this, and I want them to get the max penalty.”
“He’s not coming back,” Dexter Joseph said. “Somebody took his life, and that doesn’t sit well with me.”