Three reported killed after hours-long standoff in Texas mobile home

Authorities in southern Texas were investigating a shooting incident that resulted in the deaths of three people in a mobile home outside San Antonio.

Local media reported that the incident in Uvalde, about 86 miles west of San Antonio, involved a standoff with law enforcement that began around 4 p.m. Friday and ended around 1 p.m. Saturday, but details were sketchy.

San Antonio Express-News reported late Saturday that the circumstances that led to the deaths and the standoff were the subject of speculation on social media but no official account was available.

The paper said Uvalde County Sheriff Charles Mendeke could not be reached for comment Saturday and deputies said a statement might not be released until Monday.

The paper said the incident took place at an address at the end of a mile-long dead end road.

An Uvalde County official confirmed to KENS 5 News the incident occurred two miles south of downtown Uvalde.  

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 the station. Border Patrol agents and the Texas Department of Safety are assisting in the investigation into what led up to the shooting, KENS 5 reported.

Access to the county road remained shut down as of Saturday afternoon, even to those who lived in the area, according to the Express News.

An unidentified woman told the paper one of her relatives was involved in the shooting. He was said to have shot and killed an older man. She said she did not know who the third victim might be.

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