ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — An 18-year-old was found dead and two others were injured after a shooting in Round Rock Tuesday evening, police said.
RRPD said officers responded to a report of a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.
A witness told officers the shooting happened in the 1600 block of Gattis School Road, which is listed in the area of the Clay Madsen Recreation Center. Round Rock Police confirmed with KXAN Wednesday the shooting happened near the skate park behind the building.
RRPD said officers responded to the location and found one man dead from an apparent gunshot wound. That man was identified Wednesday afternoon as Arturo Granados of Round Rock.
In a statement, a family friend said Granados “was like a little brother, very strong-willed. Definitely someone you can talk to.” They added, “he was just a boy.”
“Very said to hear,” said Elijah Delvin, who frequently plays basketball near where the shooting happened.
A third man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound was taken to St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.
RRPD said this was an isolated incident, and there was no immediate danger to the public.
The last deadly shooting in Round Rock was in September 2021, according to the police department.
This was Round Rock’s first murder in 2022. Previous homicide rates are below, per data RRPD provided.
- 2013 – 3
- 2014 – 0
- 2015 – 1
- 2016 – 0
- 2017 – 3
- 2018 – 1
- 2019 – 4
- 2020 – 4
- 2021 – 4
“One shooting is too many for Round Rock,” Police Chief Allen Banks said in a press release. “Our Officers are committed to keeping this city one of the safest in the country. We will work tirelessly to ensure justice is served in this case.”
According to a study sourced on Round Rock’s official website, the city was ranked amongst one of the safest in America.
Anyone with details about the shooting is asked to call police at (512) 218-5500 or submit a tip anonymously online.