The shooter still on the run; we still don’t know what triggered the shooting.
At least 13 people were injured, including two seriously, after a shooting in downtown Austin, Texas.
Gunshots erupted just before 1:25 am (06:25 GMT) on Saturday along Sixth Street, a popular area full of bars and restaurants.
The street was barricaded to prevent vehicles from entering at the time of the shooting, said acting Austin Police Department chief Joseph Chacon.
FINAL active attack: the number of patients updated is 13, the 13th patient was transported by private vehicle. Requests for additional information should be addressed to @Austin_Police. #ATCEMS staff are cleaning up the premises shortly. Continue to avoid the 6th St. area. No further information available.
– ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) June 12, 2021
“Our agents reacted very quickly,” added Chacon.
“They were able to immediately begin life-saving measures for many of these patients, including the application of tourniquets; thoracic seal applications.
Chacon also said some officers had transported patients to hospitals in their police cars due to the nature of the scene, where it was difficult to contain the crowds and bring ambulances to those who were injured.
The shooter was not immediately arrested. It is not known what triggered the shooting.
Chacon said the description police had of the suspect was “not very detailed”, but said the person was considered a man.
Investigators were reviewing surveillance video and other evidence from the area, Chacon said.