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Two teens hospitalized, four facing charges after shooting at Uvalde Memorial Park

Four young suspects are facing charges after the incident.

UVALDE, Texas — Two teens remain hospitalized in San Antonio and four suspects are facing charges after a prolonged dispute devolved into gunfire at Uvalde Memorial Park, according to local authorities. 

One of the victims has been identified as 18-year-old Bruce Brown, and is in stable condition. Another unidentified 16-year-old victim remains in critical condition as of Friday afternoon. 

Police responded to Uvalde Memorial Park around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, securing the area and later saying they had detained the four suspects. The Texas Department of Public Safety also tweeted the shooting was suspected to be gang-related, and troopers responded to the area along with local police and sheriff's deputies. 

UPD officials on Friday identified the four suspects as 17-year-old Donavan Hill, 22-year-old Alexandrya Valdez, 18-year-old Brandon Alba and another 16-year-old suspect who wasn't named. Their charges range from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and engaging in organized criminal activity to child endangerment. 

Alba was also hospitalized "due to injuries sustained during the incident," but is expected to be arrested when he's released, police said. 

Video captured at the scene Thursday evening shows the law enforcement response, as well as at least two cars with their doors open. 

Crime scene

Posted by Uvalde Hesperian on Thursday, September 8, 2022

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott eventually released a statement condemning what he called "gang violence," saying he was dispatching additional troopers to the community to assist in "anti-gang efforts."

The investigation remains ongoing. 


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