2 Dead, Multiple Injured in Shooting at Juneteenth Celebration

ROUND ROCK, Texas – A Juneteenth Celebration in Round Rock, Texas took a tragic turn on Saturday night when a shooting left two people dead and several others injured. The incident occurred during the Round Rock Juneteenth Festival at Old Settler’s Park, according to Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks. The shooting took place around 10:50 p.m. and suspects are still at large with the exact number unclear.

Emergency response officials reported that at least six individuals were transported to local trauma facilities with potentially serious injuries. Among the injured were four adults and two children, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.

Chief Banks provided details on the sequence of events that led to the shooting, stating that two groups began fighting near the vendor area when gunfire erupted. One individual produced a gun and opened fire during the altercation.

The swift response of police officers and firefighters stationed at the event played a crucial role in attending to the wounded. They quickly applied tourniquets and performed CPR, undoubtedly saving lives.

As the investigation continues, police have refrained from releasing a description of the suspect due to conflicting accounts and multiple descriptions. Activities scheduled for Sunday morning have been canceled at the park but are expected to resume in the afternoon for Father’s Day celebrations.

This tragic incident emphasizes the importance of heightened security measures at public gatherings. Authorities are working diligently to apprehend the individuals responsible for this senseless act of violence. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims during this difficult time, and we stand in solidarity with the community as they strive to find healing and strength.