Police in Austin, Texas, say four people were shot and injured early Sunday at the city’s annual South by Southwest festival.
At roughly 2:50 a.m., the Austin Police Department sent a tweet warning that the shooter was still on the loose.
However, soon before 5 a.m., police reported that a suspect had been taken into custody.
All four victims were rushed to a hospital with injuries that did not seem to be life-threatening, according to authorities and the Austin-Travis County EMS.
The Southwest festival had to go virtual the previous two years due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The conclusion of the 2019 festival was marred by a spate of gunshots, forcing Austin’s police chief to promise increased protection for the city’s entertainment area.
Over the course of the week-long festival, tech, politics, and entertainment come together. A tiny platform for up-and-coming bands in 1987 grew into a worldwide event that included movie premieres and concerts by renowned musicians..