At least four people are dead following an hours-long standoff in southern Texas Saturday, according to a published report.
An Uvalde County official confirmed to KENS 5 News the incident occurred two miles south of downtown Uvalde. The standoff officially came to an end at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, more than 19 hours after the original call came in.
According to Fox San Antonio, the shooting happened around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon off a county road inside a small mobile home. Police moved in Saturday and killed the suspect who was in a standoff with authorities. None of the victims were law enforcement officers, according to the Fox affiliate.
“It’s a mess in there right now,” a deputy told Fox San Antonio. Border Patrol agents and the Texas Department of Safety are assisting in the investigation into what led up to the shooting, KENS 5 News reported.
Access to the county road remained shut down as of Saturday afternoon, even to those who lived in the area, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
An unidentified woman told the paper one of her relatives was involved in the shooting. He was said to have shot and older man, but she didn’t know who the victim was.
Deputies told the San Antonio Express-News a statement on the incident may not be made until Sunday or Monday.