Update on Multiple People Being Shot in Uvalde

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We reported on Thursday night about a shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that happened around 5:30 pm local time. Two juveniles were injured in the shooting and were taken to hospitals in San Antonio. They are now reportedly in stable condition, the nature of their gunshot injuries is unclear.


The police said they have four persons of interest in custody. The police say that another minor was declared as a suspect in the shooting and was being sought. The police are not announcing the names of the people involved because they are juveniles.

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced that the shooting was likely “gang-related” and that they would be working with the local police on the matter.

Police are asking for help from anyone who may have seen anything.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement:

“I was outraged to learn that gang violence has endangered the Uvalde community and innocent Texans this evening. I immediately called Mayor McLaughlin and County Judge Mitchell to offer the state’s full support and resources as law enforcement hunts down the gang members,” Abbott said,

Abbott added that DPS will be conducting patrol operations in gang hotspots, bring six DPS trooper units to work day and night, plan an anti-gang effort for the city and deploy special agents to target five gangs in the town.

“Thank you to all local and state law enforcement and first responders who swiftly went into action to protect their fellow Texans. Gang violence has no place here in Texas, and we will bring the full force of justice down on these heinous criminals,” Abbott said.


The shooting occurred about a mile away from the shooting on May 24 at the Robb Elementary School in which 19 children and two teachers were killed, and 17 were injured.


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