BREAKING: Active shooter and injuries confirmed in Uvalde’s Memorial Park in Texas

Active shooter and injuries confirmed in Uvalde's Memorial Park in Texas

An active shooter has been confirmed by the police to be on the loose in Uvalde’s Memorial Park in Texas.

 

The Uvalde Police Department in Texas confirmed on its official Facebook account at 5:30pm local time that an incident involving an active shooter is underway in the Memorial park in downtown Uvalde. There are reports of several injuries at this time. They described it as an ‘active crime scene’, and advised members of the public to steer clear of the area.

 

There are allegedly two injured victims – both young adults – who were reportedly airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in San Antonio. There has been no mention of their condition at this time. Uvalde Police force officers are said to be hunting two possible suspects. 

A Twitter post from Lilia Luciano, the respected CBS News correspondent, contained a series of photos from the alleged crime. The images show a couple of cop cars surrounding an older model Chevrolet sedan surrounded by police tape.

This is the same Texan city, and only 1.5 miles away from where 19 students and two teachers lost their lives on May 24 when a shooting massacre occurred at Robb Elementary School.

This incident created widespread anger in the local community after it came to light that the 18-year-old gunman was alone inside the school facility full of students while Uvalde Police force officers stayed outside, not acting for more than one hour. Students had only returned to the school this Tuesday, September 6 for a new term.

This is a breaking news story and we will do our best to update you as soon as more information becomes available, thank you.

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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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