4 in custody after shooting at Uvalde Memorial Park leaves 2 people injured, police say

Uvalde Police said it ‘is not a dangerous situation for the general public’

Shooting at Uvalde Memorial Park leaves juvenile injured, 2 suspects on the run, police say

UVALDE, Tex. – Uvalde police said two people are hospitalized in San Antonio after being shot at Uvalde Memorial Park Thursday evening, according to KSAT. Four suspects are now in custody.

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. at the park, located at 401 E. Main Street, about two miles from Robb Elementary School.

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Police said the shooting stemmed from a physical fight and involved rival gangs.

The victims who were shot and injured include a 22-year-old and a juvenile. Both were conscious when they were airlifted to a San Antonio hospital, according to police. Their conditions are unknown.

Four people are in custody in connection with the shooting after showing up to a Uvalde hospital seeking medical assistance, police said. All of them are being questioned, though their names, ages and possible charges haven’t been released.

Police previously said one of the suspects is a juvenile male.

Authorities are assuring the community that it is “not a dangerous situation for the general public.”

The community is still reeling from a massacre of 21 elementary students and teachers three months ago.

A spokesperson for the Uvalde Together Resiliency Center said the facility was evacuated after the shooting but that all staff are safe.

“Counselors understand that this latest incident may be triggering for surviving families of the Robb Elementary School shooting,” the spokesperson wrote. “Counselors are available to assist in any way needed to provide comfort and support.”

The Texas Dept. of Public Safety confirmed that it is assisting Uvalde PD and the sheriff’s office in the shooting investigation. You can read its statement below:

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement on the Uvalde shooting late Thursday, shared below:

Anyone who has any more information on the incident or the suspects, or has photos or videos of the shooting scene, is urged to contact Uvalde PD at 830-278-9147, or private message its Facebook page.

The shooting comes as the community is reeling and still on edge after the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary School left 21 people dead, including 19 elementary students and two teachers.

The slow law enforcement response to the May 24 shooting has been criticized by residents of the town, and many have said they are not confident in law enforcement who were on the scene that day.

Students in Uvalde ISD started school on Tuesday.


About the Authors:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.

Leigh Waldman is a news reporter at KSAT 12. She joined the station in 2021. Leigh comes to San Antonio from the Midwest after spending time at a station in Omaha, NE. After two winters there, she knew it was time to come home to Texas. When Leigh is not at work, she enjoys eating, playing with her dogs and spending time with family.