Shooting incident leaves two dead and multiple injured at Texas Juneteenth celebration


16th June 2024 – (Texas) On Saturday night, a shooting occurred near the capital city of Texas, claiming the lives of two individuals and leaving several others wounded, according to local law enforcement officials.

The incident took place shortly before 11pm on Saturday (0400 GMT Sunday) amidst the Juneteenth celebration held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, located approximately 19 miles (30.4 km) north of Austin.

According to Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks, an altercation erupted between two groups during a concert at the event, escalating into a violent shooting. Chief Banks addressed the media during a news conference held at the scene, shedding light on the unfortunate details surrounding the incident.

Chief Banks confirmed that the two victims who tragically lost their lives were not involved in the initial altercation. However, several individuals sustained injuries and were promptly transported to nearby hospitals for medical attention.

As authorities launched an investigation into the shooting, Chief Banks revealed that the exact number of shooters involved remains unknown at this time. Furthermore, no suspects have been apprehended as of yet, leaving law enforcement agencies actively pursuing leads to bring those responsible to justice.