The Austin Police Department stated that gunshots were fired in the middle of the night in downtown Austin, injuring 14 people, two of whom were in critical condition on Saturday. There have been no reported deaths to this point.
According to KEYE-TV, a CBS affiliate, one suspect is in custody and another is on the run.
The Austin Police Department said in an earlier statement on Saturday that there is one suspect who has been described as a black man with dreadlocks who is dressed in a black shirt and has a slender build.
The bullet was fired shortly before 1:30 a.m. on 6th Street in Austin, a neighbourhood known for its restaurants and clubs, according to authorities. In the opinion of authorities, the shooting seems to have been a one-time incident that was initiated by an argument between two separate individuals. It was alleged by investigators that the vast majority of those killed and injured were unintentional bystanders.
Chacon regarded the episode as one of the most significant happenings in the history of the city of Austin.
The police officers arrived on the scene in a matter of seconds, according to Chacon. He stated that we had officers on the scene when the shooting erupted on that street.Furthermore, he claims to have seen footage of them running to the victims, removing their tourniquets, and immediately starting to give tourniquets to the gunshot victims.First aid kits were supplied to those who needed them, and CPR was done as required.
Because of the large and fearful crowd, emergency medical services had difficulty reaching the scene, according to Chacon, and police officers carried numerous gunshot victims into police vehicles.
When folks left the area, according to Chacon, our officers were forced to hurry in.
He said that the Austin Police Department is facing staffing issues and that troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety will be on hand to help with security tasks on Saturday evening. Additionally, Chacon said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are aiding the Austin Police Department with the ongoing investigation.
According to the authorities, over the last few days, major shootings have occurred in several places in the United States. One woman was murdered and nine people were injured early on Saturday morning in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side.
The police department in Savannah, Georgia, is investigating a gunshot that killed one person and wounded many others on Friday night. According to CBS station WTOC, one of the casualties was an 18-month-old kid.
According to authorities in Dallas, a 4-year-old kid and four people were shot outside an apartment on Friday afternoon. According to CBS DFW, police suspect someone fired into a crowd after a probable disagreement.