Four people are dead after a near 20-hour standoff with sheriffs’ deputies south of Uvalde, Texas.
The situation started with a Friday afternoon shooting at a trailer park about 5 miles south of Uvalde, off Pearsall Road (F.M. 140) and County Road 369. The town of Uvalde is located west of San Antonio about half-way to the Texas border town of Del Rio.
Local media outlets reported that one person was shot Friday afternoon about 4 p.m., and the others were taken hostage. Deputies were called, and the gunman in the trailer shot at those deputies when they first arrived.
Law Enforcement agencies including Customs and Border Protection and the Texas Department of Public Safety were brought in, and DPS brought in a pair of armored assault vehicles which are used to protect officers as they move in against a barricaded suspect.
A deputy at the Uvalde County jail confirmed to Breitbart Texas on Saturday evening that a total of four people were killed. No officers were wounded in the exchange of gunfire.
“It started yesterday. When I tried to go home last night, they made me go back to town,” Carolyn Scott, a neighbor who lives nearby told the San Antonio Express-News.
Another neighbor who did not want to be named told the Express-News, “I can tell you it was my sister’s grandson. I heard that he either witnessed what happened or that he was the shooter, and that he was shot and killed.”
“It began yesterday afternoon when people saw all the law coming in here. It ended today about 12:30 p.m. This is the country. It’s quiet out here,” she explained.
Texas Rangers have been brought in to investigate the circumstances that lead to the shootings. Uvalde County Sheriff Charlie Mendeke plans on releasing more information on Monday morning.
Rob Milford is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. You can follow him on Facebook.