Police respond to Round Rock Juneteenth shooting

UPDATE, 6/20/24, 11:30 a.m.: A suspect in this case has been apprehended. Learn more


UPDATE, 6/17/24, 11:48 a.m.:

CURRENT PARK STATUS: Open to the public.

The Round Rock Police Department has identified the two victims who died on Saturday, June 15, 2024, following a shooting at Old Settlers Park.

At approximately 10:50 p.m., officers responded to a shooting at Old Settlers Park after an altercation between two groups during Round Rock’s annual Juneteenth celebration. The incident resulted in two fatalities and 14 injuries.

The deceased victims have been identified as 33-year-old Lyndsey Vicknair from Manor and 54-year-old Ara Duke from Pflugerville. Neither victim was involved in the altercation.

“Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the tragic loss of innocent lives and the injuries sustained by several others in Saturday’s senseless act of violence. Our deepest condolences go out to the families affected by this tragedy. We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community and will work tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice,” said Chief Allen Banks. “Together, we will stand strong and support one another during this difficult time for our community.”

Round Rock detectives are currently interviewing witnesses, analyzing evidence, and pursuing leads in this ongoing investigation. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anyone with knowledge or information is asked to contact Detective Maio at 512-341-3135 or email rmaio@roundrocktexas.gov. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in this incident.

In addition, the Round Rock Police Department is requesting the public to upload any photos or video evidence using the link below:


UPDATE, 6/16/24, 6 p.m.:

Round Rock Police have confirmed that 14 victims were transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds, and two were declared deceased at the scene following a shooting at Old Settlers Park during Round Rock’s annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 15th.

The Round Rock Police Department is actively searching for a suspect in connection with the shooting. The suspect is described as a black male with a thin build, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, short dreadlocks, and wearing a white hoodie at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Detective Maio at 512-341-3135 or email rmaio@roundrocktexas.gov. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in this incident.


Round Rock police are investigating a shooting incident Saturday night that left two people dead and multiple others injured during a Juneteenth celebration at 1371 Harrell Parkway, within Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

CURRENT PARK STATUS: Any activities or events scheduled at Old Settlers Park the morning of Sunday, June 16 are cancelled due to the ongoing investigation.

At about 10:50 p.m., the shooting began during an altercation between two groups at the event, Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks said. Two people died as a result of the incident, and multiple injured bystanders were transported to area hospitals, Chief Banks said during a news briefing early Sunday morning.

The victims were not part of the altercation, Chief Banks said. Additional information about the victims is not yet available.

Chief Banks reported that police officers and members of the Round Rock Fire Department immediately responded and rendered medical aid to the victims. “I’d like to thank the police officers and the Fire Department for their quick actions,” he said. “I have no doubt that their quick actions in rendering aid to the victims saved lives.”

Those directly involved in the incident immediately fled. Police do not have any suspects in custody and are searching for suspects during this ongoing investigation.

“It is unfortunate that we were here celebrating a wonderful event and we have a tragedy that happens,” he said. “My thoughts and my prayers go out to the victims. My condolences go out to the families of the deceased.”

If anyone has video or information about this incident, please notify the Round Rock Police Department at 512-218-5500.

Chief Banks also thanked the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and EMS responders from Williamson and Austin-Travis counties for their support during the initial response to the incident.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Press conference — Sunday, June 16 at 2:30 a.m. (Courtesy of KVUE)

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