Two people were shot dead at Uvalde Memorial Park on Thursday, Texas City police said.
Officer Jessica Zamora told CNN that the shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m., but details about the victim’s condition or identity are not yet known.
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told CNN the shooting was believed to be “gang related.”
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Memorial Park is located near the town square of Uvalde, where a temporary memorial was erected to honor those who died in the Robb Elementary School shooting in May.
Celeste Ybarra told CNN that she was at the park with her daughter, Aubriella, who has PTSD and depression. rob shootingshe was in third grade on the 19th day, when a classmate and two teachers were shot dead.
Ibarras was at the park with other family members on Thursday. On this beautiful day, dozens of children were playing and people were having picnics, she said. As her family was loading the car to leave, shooting broke out between the slide and her basketball court.
“A lot of the kids were ducking and diving again,” Ibarra said. “It was awful”
State police responded quickly to the park and escorted people. Added.
Ibarra said he never saw anyone hit by a bullet. Gang activity is very rare in Uvalde, she told CNN.
Authorities say they are in the early stages of an investigation.
The Texas Department of Public Safety tweeted, “We are working with the Uvalde Police Department and Sheriff’s Office following a suspected gang-related shooting at Memorial Park.” We will work with local law enforcement to provide updates as the case develops.”