Tragedy Strikes Juneteenth Festival In Round Rock, Texas

A Juneteenth celebration in Round Rock, Texas, ended in tragedy on Saturday night when a shooting resulted in two fatalities and four injuries.

The incident occurred around 10:50 PM near the vendor section at Old Settlers Park. According to Round Rock Police, the victims, which included two children and four adults, were not involved in the altercation that led to the shooting.

During a press briefing on Sunday, Police Chief Allen Banks stated that the suspects fled the scene and have not yet been located. He appealed to the public for assistance in identifying the suspects, emphasizing the tragic nature of the event. “It is unfortunate that we were here celebrating a wonderful event and we have a tragedy that happens,” Banks said. “My thoughts and my prayers go out to the victims. My condolences go out to the families of the deceased.”

The condition of the injured victims, who were transported to local hospitals, remains unknown at this time.

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan expressed his condolences and support for the affected families and the community. “I know Round Rock residents are devastated as they woke up to the terrible news of last night’s tragic events.

To the families who are mourning the loss of loved ones, please know that our entire community mourns with you. To those who were injured, we are here to support you in your recovery,” Morgan stated.

Morgan reaffirmed the community’s values of safety, celebration, and unity, and pledged to ensure that the community heals together. Authorities have requested that anyone with video footage or information about the incident contact the Round Rock Police Department at (512) 218-5500.