Following a shooting at a Juneteenth celebration that killed two and injured several others, the Round Rock Police Department is warning residents that the suspect is still at large.

The suspect is described as a black male with a thin build, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, short dreadlocks and wearing a white hoodie at the time of the incident, according to a news release.

What happened

On June 15, at least one person opened fire during an altercation at the city’s Juneteenth celebration in Old Settlers Park, Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks said.

Police confirmed 14 victims were transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds. Two were declared deceased at the scene. Banks said the victims were not involved in the altercation and those who were involved fled the area.

Next steps

Old Settlers Park, located at 1371 Harrell Parkway in Round Rock, reopened June 16.

Police are asking anyone with information, including video of the altercation, to notify them at 512-218-5500.

Quote of note

“I’d like to thank the police officers and the fire department for their quick actions,” Banks said. “I have no doubt that their quick actions in rendering aid to the victims saved lives.”

What else?

The city of Round Rock’s Crisis Response Unit is also available to provide assistance to individuals. The unit was created to assist individuals experiencing mental health emergencies and traumatic incidents, to ensure people receive the appropriate care and support.

The CRU can be reached during special extended office hours, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., from June 16-June 21, by calling 512-218-5501. Team members will be available to answer calls and provide guidance, and to set up an in-person appointment if needed.