Floresville police say gunshot report a mistake

Jon Wilcox By Jon Wilcox

Nov. 8, 2017 at 5:14 p.m.
Updated Nov. 8, 2017 at 5:53 p.m.

Authorities respond to an active shooter call near downtown Floresville. A neighbor said he heard shots from inside of his home.

Authorities respond to an active shooter call near downtown Floresville. A neighbor said he heard shots from inside of his home.   Angela Piazza/apiazza@vicad.com for The Victoria Advocate

Updated at 5:48 p.m.

FLORESVILLE – Floresville police say a caller reporting gunshots Wednesday evening was mistaken.

"We don't believe someone actually fired a firearm, said Lt. Jesse Evans.

Police closed roadways near Pecan Park and the Floresville Nursing Center but found no evidence that shots had been fired, Evans said.

A resident at the nursing center made the report to police about 4 p.m., causing the center to go into lockdown.

A vigil at the Floresville High School stadium to remember those killed Sunday in nearby Sutherland Springs is scheduled to continue, Evans said.

"People should be confident in the amount of law enforcement we have here and should always be vigilant," Evans said.

Updated at 5:30 p.m.

Floresville police are confirming that likely no shots were fired in the small community.

Officials made the statement they investigated the report.

The vigil will continue as scheduled.

Original Story

FLORESVILLE -- Floresville police and Wilson County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an active shooter near a senior living center Wednesday evening.

As of 5 p.m., the Wilson County Sheriff's Office reported there was no active shooter.

Floresville is a small Wilson County town about 15 miles from Sutherland Springs, where a deadly church shooting took 26 lives on Sunday.

Floresville native Jacob Sendejo, 20, said he was inside his home studying when he heard five gunshots about 4 p.m. He quickly got on his bathroom floor to avoid stray bullets.

"Never did I expect this to happen," Sendejo said.

Officials have not said if the incident will impact the vigil scheduled at 7 p.m. in Floresville.


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