1 Dead And 4 Injured After Gunman Opens Fire Into Crowd In Austin, Texas

Source: Huffington Post

By Lee Moran

Trends Editor, The Huffington Post

A shooting in a busy area of downtown Austin, Texas, early Sunday left one person dead and four people injured, police said.

One woman in her 20s was killed after an unidentified gunman opened fire into a crowd of people on the busy East Sixth Street at around 2:15 a.m.

Two men and another woman were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with gunshot wounds. Officials said theircondition was serious but not life-threateningAnother man who was injured refused to receive treatment.

Video posted to social media shows people, who were streaming out of the entertainment district’s nightclubs, fleeing in terror as the gunshots rang out, NBC-affiliate TV station KXAN reported:

Austin Police Department Chief of Staff Brian Manley said in a press conference that one gunman was involved. The suspect, who is still at large, is described as being a light-skinned black or Hispanic male in his 20s.

His motive is unclear but it’s believed he opened fire following a “disturbance” with another man.

Police initially urged people via social media to stay away from the downtown area, as they believed they were dealing with an active shooter situation.

Active shooter incident downtown, multiple victims. Stay away from downtown. Media: Dont call for updates at this time, more to follow. PIO6

That’s because just eight minutes after receiving calls regarding the downtown shooting, emergency dispatchers were notified of another incident at a nearby Trinity Street parking garage.

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