Texas: At least 13 injured in downtown Austin shooting | US and Canada News
The shooter is still at large; it is not clear what triggered the shooting.
At least 13 people were injured after the shooting in downtown Austin, Texas, two of whom were seriously injured.
Before 1:25 a.m. (06:25 GMT) on Saturday, gunfire broke out along Sixth Street, a popular area full of bars and restaurants.
Joseph Chacon, the interim chief of the Austin Police Department, said that at the time of the shooting, the streets were barricades to prevent vehicles from entering.
The final active attack: The updated number of patients was 13, and the 13th patient was transported by private car.Requests for more information should be sent directly to @Austin_Police. #ATCEMS The staff is cleaning the scene. Continue to avoid the 6th St area. No other information is available.
-ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) June 12, 2021
“Our officials responded very quickly,” Chacan added.
“They were able to immediately begin to take life-saving measures for many of these patients, including the use of tourniquets; the application of chest seals.”
Chacon also said that due to the nature of the scene, some police officers used police cars to transport patients to the hospital, where it was difficult to control the crowd and it was difficult to provide ambulances for the injured.
The gunman was not immediately arrested. It is not clear what triggered the shooting.
Chakang said that the police’s description of the suspect was “not very detailed,” but believed that the person was a man.
Chakang said investigators are reviewing surveillance video and other evidence in the area.