5 juveniles, 3 adults arrested after shooting at Converse home led to evacuation of nearby Walmart, sheriff says

No injuries were reported but many were temporarily evacuated from Walmart

CONVERSE, Texas – Five juveniles and three adults were detained after a shooting at a home led to the evacuation of a nearby Walmart store in Converse, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon when deputies were initially called to a home in the 7400 block of Estrid Trail for “an attempt to locate.”

Salazar said a series of shootings happened overnight in the area. Although no injuries were reported, he said there was a cause for concern.

When deputies arrived, they heard multiple rounds of gunshots being fired from either inside of the home, or in the backyard.

Salazar said deputies called in for backup, saying they were possibly being shot at outside of the home.

When more deputies arrived, they went to the backyard of the home and saw several juveniles scattering. One of them headed toward the Walmart store.

Both inside and outside of the home, three men and four juveniles were detained altogether, and two handguns were seized by authorities.

It was unknown at the time if the juvenile that went toward the Walmart was armed, so law enforcement swarmed the area and evacuated around 60-70 people from the store as a precaution.

Salazar said no evidence shows that shots were fired inside of the store and the juvenile that went inside was detained and unarmed.

The Walmart store was prepared for an incident like this, and Salazar said fortunately, the situation didn’t escalate.

“It’s clear they’ve got plans for a situation like this. We treated it as an active shooter... thankfully no injuries at this time,” Salazar said. “I think we’ve got everybody at this point.”

The Walmart store is back to operating normally and there is no danger in the area, despite the heavy law enforcement presence.

It’s unknown what charges will apply to all eight people in custody. The suspects’ names have not been released as of yet.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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