Gunman on the Loose After 8 Shot at Juneteenth Celebration

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A gunman is on the loose after eight people were shot, two of them fatally, during a Juneteenth celebration in Round Rock, Texas, about 10:50 p.m. Saturday.

The New York Post noted a fight broke out “between two groups” at the celebration, and the fracas was followed by gunfire.

ABC News reported a concert was part of the celebration and the altercation occurred “near a vender area.”

Round Rock police chief Allen Banks pointed out that “two people died as a result of the incident, and multiple injured bystanders were transported to area hospitals.”

Banks explained that the deceased shooting victims “were not part of the altercation” that preceded the shots being fired.

The gunman is on the loose and police are searching for him. Banks’ explanation of police activity indicates the Round Rock PD may be looking for more than one suspect.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio, a pro-staffer for Pulsar Night Vision, and the director of global marketing for Lone Star Hunts. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010 and has a Ph.D. in Military History. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at



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