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Two arrested in connection with Llano County shooting

Deputies discovered a man and a teenager with gunshot wounds in a driveway.

TOW, Texas — Two people have been arrested in connection with the deaths of a man and a teenager in Llano County early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

On the morning on Monday, Jan. 16, deputies with the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Rangers and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested two teenagers in connection with the shooting deaths of two people in Tow, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 14.

The two suspects arrested – identified as 19-year-old Kyler Allen and 19-year-old Jordan Ostrander – were taken into custody and are being held in the Guadalupe County Jail. 

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At 4:49 a.m. on Jan. 14, the Llano County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) received a 911 call regarding multiple gun shots in the 100 block of Airport Road in Tow, Texas. Once on the scene, deputies discovered a man and a teenager with gunshot wounds in a driveway.

The two victims, identified as 38-year-old Preston Wessling and 14-year-old Evan Wessling, died on the scene. 

Earlier on Saturday morning, the LCSO received a 911 call at 1:07 a.m. referencing gunshots heard in the same area. The department has not yet determined if the two calls were related.

Burnet CISD posted the following statement on its Facebook Sunday morning, following the death of Evan Wessling:

"It is with deep sadness that we inform you that the District became aware that Evan Wessling, a Burnet High School freshman, passed away over the weekend. Evan and his family have been members of the BCISD school community for several years, and many students and staff members may deal with feelings of shock and loss. We encourage you to be sensitive to the many ways that grief can be experienced by different individuals, and to keep lines of communication open at home with your family members so that they feel free to process thoughts and feelings during this time. Additional counselors will be available for students and staff at Burnet High School on Monday, and counseling is available at all BCISD campuses. As a District, we are saddened by this loss, and our hearts and prayers go out to Evan’s family and friends. Out of respect for the family and their privacy, no further statements will be provided by the District except to share publicly available information regarding services for Evan."

The case is currently under investigation by the LCSO, the Texas Rangers and the District Attorney's Office. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the LCSO at 325-247-5767 or call the Hill Country Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-TIPS (8477).

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