2 killed, 14 injured in shooting at Juneteenth celebration in Texas; police searching for suspect

Fourteen people were taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds.

June 17, 2024, 1:39 PM

Police in Round Rock, Texas, are asking the public to help find the suspect in a shooting at a Juneteenth celebration that left two dead and 14 others injured.

The incident unfolded when a fight broke out between two groups in Old Settlers Park at about 11 p.m. Saturday, Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks said. At about the same time, someone took out a gun and began to fire, he said.

The two people killed were identified by police on Monday as 33-year-old Lyndsey Vicknair and 54-year-old Ara Duke. Neither Vicknair nor Duke was involved in the altercation, police said.

Police said in a post on X that they are looking for a suspect with a "thin build, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, short dreadlocks, and wearing a white hoodie at the time of the incident."

"Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses, analyzing evidence, and pursuing leads," police said Monday.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Round Rock Police Department. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has put up a $5,000 reward.

Police Chief Allen Banks talks with reporters after a shooting at the Round Rock Juneteenth Festival in Round Rock, Texas, on June 16, 2024.

Fourteen victims were taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds.

At least six people were transported to hospitals with "potentially serious" injuries, emergency response officials said. No additional details on the patients’ conditions were provided Sunday night.

Four adults and two children were transported to local trauma facilities, the Austin-Travis County EMS previously said.

The Juneteenth Festival, which was put on by a local nonprofit and the city government, included a free concert with a series of acts on Saturday night.

The shooting occurred near the vendor area of the concert stage, Banks said.

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