AUSTIN (KXAN) — A mass taking pictures in downtown Austin injured at the very least 13 folks, in keeping with police.
Throughout a information convention Saturday morning, Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon stated the taking pictures occurred at 400 E. sixth Road, which is close to Trinity Road. There are lots of bars within the space. The preliminary 911 name about pictures fired got here in at about 1:24 a.m.
Chacon stated 11 folks at the moment are receiving therapy at one hospital, whereas one sufferer went to a separate hospital and one other obtained therapy at an pressing care clinic. There are not any deaths to report at the moment, he stated.
Two of those sufferers are in important situation, in keeping with Chacon.
Police stated they’re nonetheless trying to find the suspected gunman. Chacon might solely share a imprecise description at the moment. He stated the suspect could also be a Black man with a “skinny” construct and locs-style hair.
Chacon stated he couldn’t say there’s not a hazard to the general public for the reason that suspect shouldn’t be in custody. Nonetheless, he stated the taking pictures seems to be remoted simply to this space in downtown.
He stated his officers rushed six sufferers to the hospital of their patrol autos, whereas Austin-Travis County EMS paramedics ended up taking 4. Three have been transported in private autos, police stated.
Police defined officers took some victims in patrol automobiles as a result of the scale of the massive crowd on sixth Road and the chaotic scene made it troublesome for EMS and the Austin Fireplace Division to get to the realm. Chacon credited his officers for making use of first support and tourniquets to save lots of a number of the victims.
Chacon stated the FBI is on scene to help police with the mass taking pictures investigation.
First responders are asking everybody to keep away from Sixth Road as a result of energetic investigation there.
KXAN will work to supply extra updates, as extra particulars are shared.
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