TWO DEAD, FOURTEEN INJURED in Shooting at Round Rock Juneteenth Celebration

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Police in Round Rock, Texas, have sought public assistance in tracking a person linked to a shooting at a Juneteenth celebration that left two dead and fourteen injured.

Early Sunday, Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks reported that the incident occurred on Saturday night when two parties engaged in fighting in Old Settlers Park at roughly 11 p.m. local time. Banks stated, “Multiple people were struck by gunfire,” at roughly the same moment when someone produced a gun and started firing.

Police posted on X Sunday night that they are searching for a person with a “thin build, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, short dreadlocks, and wearing a white hoodie at the time of the incident.”

Anyone knowing the location of the culprit or who saw the incident is urged to get in touch with the Round Rock Police Department. Police reported Sunday night that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has offered a $5,000 reward for information resulting in the arrest of the perpetrator or suspects. Banks said it was unclear how many shots there had been and the two persons reported dead at the scene did not seem to have been involved in the main conflict.

On Sunday, Round Rock Police stated that fourteen gunshot-wounded individuals were transferred to hospitals.

Emergency response personnel had reported that at least six persons with “probably serious” injuries were sent to hospitals. Sunday night’s report lacked specifics regarding the patients’ conditions.

As previously reported by the Austin-Travis County EMS, four adults and two children were sent to area trauma centers. A local nonprofit and the city government staged the Juneteenth Festival, which featured a free performance on Saturday night with a lineup of acts.

The incident happened close to the music stage vendor area, according to Banks.

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