Austin Shooting: 13 People Are Hurt, Police Say

It was unclear how many people opened fire or what led to the shooting, the police said.


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A shooting in downtown Austin, Texas, early on Saturday left 13 people injured or wounded, the police said.

When the police responded to a report of shots fired around 1:25 a.m., a large crowd began to disperse. Officers found “several victims who had sustained gunshot wounds and were injured,” the police said in a statement.

Victims were taken to area hospitals, with officers transporting six, three going by personal vehicles and Austin-Travis County E.M.S. bringing four others.

Two victims were in critical condition and 11 were in stable condition, the police said, adding that the shooting appeared to be an “isolated incident.”

It was unclear how many people opened fire or what led to the shooting. The police said that they had a description of one gunman but that there might be more.

“The uptick in gun violence locally is part of a disturbing rise in gun violence across the country as we exit the pandemic,” Mayor Steve Adler said on Twitter.

“APD and the City Council have initiated multiple violence prevention efforts in response — but this crisis requires a broader, coordinated response from all levels of government,” he said. “One thing is clear — greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

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