UPDATE: Uvalde Police have released the identities of both victims and four suspects from the Memorial Park shooting that took place on Sept. 8.
Victims were identified as 18-year-old Bruce Brown and a 16-year-old whose information cannot be released. Brown was taken to a San Antonio hospital and is said to be in stable condition. The 16-year-old juvenile was taken to a San Antonio hospital and is said to be stable but in critical condition.
Suspects are identified as 17-year-old Donavan Hill, charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and aggravated assault with deadly weapon (9 counts), 22-year-old Alexandrya Valdez charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and endangering of a child. 18-year-old Brandon L. Alba is currently in a San Antonio hospital due to injuries sustained during the incident and will be served with an arrest warrant upon being released from the hospital for engaging in organized criminal activity and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (9 counts). A 16-year-old juvenile suspect was taken into custody for engaging in organized criminal activity and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (9 counts). The juvenile offender was transported to a juvenile detention facility in Del Rio.
UVALDE, Texas (KETK) – Police in Uvalde, Texas, have four people in custody in connection to a shooting at the Uvalde Memorial Park on Thursday night, where police say two people were injured. The Texas city has remained in international headlines since May 24, when 21 people — including 19 children — were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School.
According to a Facebook statement on Thursday, officers responded to a call around 5:30 p.m. Uvalde police say two juveniles were injured and are being treated at San Antonio hospitals, though their condition is currently unknown.
Controversy has pervaded in Uvalde, which has about 16,000 residents, in the months following the school shooting, which is the third-deadliest in U.S. history. Questions about response time and actions of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Department led to national outrage and the August 24 firing of police chief Pete Arredondo.
NOTE: While Thursday’s shooting happened in Uvalde, police have not given any indication of relation to the Robb Elementary School shooting. The Texas Department of Public Safety said Thursday the shooting is suspected to be gang-related, though that information is preliminary.
Uvalde Memorial Park is about 1.3 miles away from the school, which is scheduled to be demolished.
Uvalde police are asking anyone with information or footage of the shooting to call (800) 278-9147.
This is an active investigation, we will update this article with more information as it becomes available.