Posted on June 17, 2024

Round Rock Juneteenth Festival Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, Multiple People Injured

Tan Radford, KTBC, June 16, 2024

A shooting at a Juneteenth celebration in Round Rock has left two people dead and multiple people injured.

The Round Rock Police Department says the shooting began during an altercation between two groups at the event at around 10:50 p.m. at Old Settlers Park, located at 1371 Harrell Parkway.

Chief Allen Banks says two people died, and 14 bystanders were taken to local hospitals. Banks says the victims, four adults and two children, were not part of the altercation. The ages of the victims range from 10 to 62 years old.

The shooting did not happen near the main stage but near the vendor section of the festival.

“Folks started running wounded, we saw people on the ground who folks were doing CPR on. It was just pure chaos,” festival attendee Angel Carroll said.

Those directly involved in the incident immediately left the scene and Banks says they do not have any suspects in custody and are searching for suspects.