Teen arrested in June 16 shooting that left 2 people dead, including a mother of 3, near Austin

ROUND ROCK, Texas – A teenager has been arrested in connection with a tragic shooting at a Juneteenth celebration in Round Rock, Texas, that left two women dead and up to 14 others injured.

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According to, Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks said Ricky Thompson III, 17, was apprehended by a fugitive task force in Pflugerville around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Thompson is currently in the Williamson County Jail, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities believe Thompson was among several individuals exchanging gunfire in a park Saturday evening.

Two women were killed in crossfire: Lyndsey Vicknair, a lawyer who lived in Manor, Texas, and Ara Duke, who worked in education in Austin.

At least 14 other innocent bystanders were reportedly injured by the shooting.

The Vicknair family, who lost Lyndsey Vicknair in the shooting, released a statement via KXAN in Austin, expressing gratitude to investigators and urging those responsible to turn themselves in to police.

“The Vicknair family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Round Rock Police Department and other law enforcement agencies for their due diligence. The detectives have been extremely supportive during this very difficult time,” the family said. “Kevin's message remains the same: 'To the shooter(s) who took God's gift from me and my children, you may not care about us or anyone else, but my message is to do what God has put on your heart. '”

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