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Police responding to shooting at Walmart in Rio Grande Valley

Weslaco police responded to reports of a shooting after 3 p.m.

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WESLACO, Texas – A South Texas police department is responding to reports of shooting at a Walmart near the Texas-Mexico border on Wednesday afternoon.

Avoid Walmart on N Texas at this time. We will provide an update shortly.

Posted by Weslaco Police Department on Monday, August 17, 2020

Police in Weslaco, about 250 miles south of San Antonio in Hidalgo County, reported on social media after 3 p.m. that they are responding to reports of a shooting at a Walmart.

“Avoid Walmart on N Texas at this time. We will provide an update shortly,” the department shared on Facebook.

The City of Weslaco tweeted for residents to avoid the area, sharing the following:

“From Weslaco PD: Please avoid Walmart on North Texas Boulevard at this time. Weslaco police will provide an update as soon as possible.”

Police say the incident is still under investigation and officials are planning a press conference to be held in the neighboring Academy parking lot at 4:30 p.m. today.

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This is a developing story and we’ll bring updates as they become available.

KRGV has a reporter on the ground who provided a brief update on Facebook.

Our reporter Monica De Anda is live at the scene in Walmart on N Texas Blvd in Weslaco.

Posted by KRGV on Monday, August 17, 2020

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