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SHOCK: Another Uvalde shooting leaves two juveniles injured, four in custody

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said there is believed to be five gangs operating out of Uvalde

September 9, 2022 1:14am

Updated: September 9, 2022 1:14am

UVALDE, Texas – Four suspects are in custody following a shooting at Uvalde Memorial Park Thursday, which resulted in two juveniles being injured.

“Two juveniles are currently being treated at San Antonio hospitals due to injuries sustained,” the Uvalde Police said in a press releaseThursday night. “Their condition is unknown at this time.”

The Uvalde Police Department (PD) responded to a shots fired call at approximately 5:30 p.m. in what the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) called a “suspected gang related shooting.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said there is believed to be five gangs operating out of Uvalde. In coordination with Uvalde PD, he ordered the Texas DPS to patrol known gang hotspots until they find those responsible.

“I was outraged to learn that gang violence has endangered the Uvalde community and innocent Texans this evening,” Abbott said. “I immediately called Mayor (Don) McLaughlin and County Judge (Bill) Mitchell to offer the state’s full support and resources as law enforcement hunts down the gang members.”

Detectives are asking anyone with knowledge about the incident to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 830-278-9147. For someone wanting to report anonymously, they can use the SaferWatch app that will provide the information directly to the Uvalde Police Department.

“Gang violence has no place here in Texas, and we will bring the full force of justice down on these heinous criminals,” the governor added.