UVALDE, Texas (KETK) – Police in Uvalde, Texas, are investigating a shooting at the Uvalde Memorial Park on Thursday night, where police say people were injured. The Texas city has remained in international headlines since May 24, when 21 people — including 19 children — were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School.Nearly 100 East Texas school districts stand with Uvalde on Tuesday
According to the statement, the call came in at approximately 5:30 p.m. They have confirmed injured victims and are asking the public to avoid the area as the investigation continues.
Controversy has pervaded in Uvalde, which has about 16,000 residents, in the months following the school shooting, which is the third-deadliest in U.S. history. Questions about response time and actions of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Department led to national outrage and the August 24 firing of police chief Pete Arredondo.
NOTE: While Thursday’s shooting happened in Uvalde, police have not given any indication of relation to the Robb Elementary School shooting. The Texas Department of Public Safety said Thursday the shooting is suspected to be gang-related, though that information is preliminary.
Uvalde Memorial Park is about 1.3 miles away from the school, which is scheduled to be demolished.
This is an active investigation, we will update this article with more information as it becomes available.