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Texas Mass Shooting: Two Killed, Multiple Injured at Juneteenth Event

Round Rock, TX – A Juneteenth celebration turned tragic on Saturday night as gunfire erupted, resulting in the deaths of two individuals and injuries to several others. The incident occurred around 10:50 p.m. at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, a city situated approximately 20 miles north of Austin.

According to Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks, the shooting was precipitated by an altercation between two groups at the event. Details surrounding the cause of the conflict remain unclear, and law enforcement is actively investigating the circumstances leading up to the violence.

The Juneteenth event, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, was intended to be a festive occasion celebrating freedom and community. Instead, the celebration was marred by chaos and tragedy as attendees fled the scene in panic. Emergency services quickly responded, but despite their efforts, two lives were lost.

Authorities have not yet released the identities of the deceased, pending notification of their families. The number of those injured and the severity of their injuries have also not been fully disclosed. Chief Banks emphasized the commitment of the police department to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring those responsible to justice.

“We are deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence,” Chief Banks stated during a press briefing early Sunday morning. “Our thoughts are with the families of the victims, and we are doing everything in our power to ensure that those responsible are held accountable.”

The police have urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward. They have also increased patrols and security measures in the area to prevent further violence and reassure the community.

Local leaders and residents have expressed their shock and sorrow over the incident. Mayor Craig Morgan issued a statement condemning the violence and calling for unity in the face of tragedy. “Round Rock is a community that values peace and togetherness,” he said. “We will support the families affected by this tragedy and work together to ensure our city remains a safe place for all.”

In the aftermath of the shooting, community organizations and leaders are rallying to provide support for those impacted. Counseling services and community support networks are being mobilized to help residents cope with the emotional toll of the event.

As investigations continue, the Round Rock community is left grappling with the aftermath of an event that was meant to celebrate freedom and resilience. The tragic shooting underscores the ongoing challenges of addressing violence and ensuring public safety, even during times of celebration.

The Juneteenth shooting in Round Rock is a stark reminder of the need for continued efforts to promote peace and prevent violence. As authorities work to uncover the facts and deliver justice, the community’s resolve to support one another remains strong.

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