Two people shot to death in Caldwell County

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating a double homicide. Two males were shot and killed while driving a utility vehicle, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.

One was an 18-year-old, the other was a juvenile. 

According to the sheriff's office, 911 dispatch received a call reporting that two subjects were "down" in the approximate area of the 4400 block of Tenny Creek Road, near Tilmon. The call came in on Tuesday, June 9 around 6:08 p.m.

When deputies arrived, they found two people dead.

Officials have identified one of the victims as 18-year-old Klayton Manning from Luling. The other victim has only been identified as a juvenile male relative.

Both were identified on scene and family members have been notified.

They say a Polaris side-by-side utility vehicle was on scene and that it appears that the victims had been driving down the roadway when they encountered the shooter or shooters.


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This is an active investigation and anyone with information regarding this case can contact Detective Jeff Ferry by cell phone (512) 348-8695 or by email at

Further information will be released from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office when it becomes available.