There were two separate shootings that occurred in the early morning hours off of Austin, Texas’, popular ‘6th street’ party destination. One left multiple people wounded and 1 dead, the other placed an attacker in the hospital. The two occurrences caused some confusion for the PD. Check out how they handled the situation.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo offered condolences Sunday morning to the families and friends of the woman killed and four others injured in an overnight shooting on Sixth Street.
“On behalf of the Austin Police Department, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young woman who lost her life to this senseless act of violence and wishes for a speedy recovery to the individuals wounded,” Acevedo said in a statement.
Police are still searching for the shooter, who opened fire into a crowd on Sixth and Brazos streets just after 2 a.m. Sunday.
“The men and women of the Austin Police Department will work (tirelessly) to identify and apprehend the person responsible,” Acevedo said.
Police could not say Sunday morning if the shooter and victims knew one another. The investigation is ongoing.
Early Sunday, the area around Sixth and Brazos streets was still shut down as police processed the scene.
Just blocks away and moments after the first shooting incident, police responded to an aggravated assault with shots fired at a parking garage on Trinity Street. One person was injured and detained.
The back-to-back incidents led police to issue an “active shooter” warning early Sunday morning. They later clarified that the two incidents were unrelated.
In his statement, Acevedo called Austin one of the “safest cities” in the nation.
“The community we serve partners with APD to stand up for our neighbors and friends and to bring those that would do us harm to justice,” he said.
Anyone with information about the Sixth Street shooting is asked to call the homicide tipline at 512-477-3588. Those with video of the incident or its aftermath can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:45 a.m. update: Austin police are looking for the person who opened fire on a crowd on Sixth Street in a shooting that killed one woman and injured four other people early Sunday.
“It was a very chaotic scene,” Austin police Chief of Staff Brian Manley said at a news conference shortly before 5 a.m. “A lot of people running in different directions with all the gunshots coming out.”
The shooting was reported at 2:17 a.m. in the 200 block of East Sixth Street — two blocks east of Congress Avenue in the heart of the entertainment district just as patrons were leaving bars at closing time.
Manley said that a woman in her 30s was killed and that the incident involved a person shooting into a crowd.
The four others injured, all women, are expected to survive, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. Three were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge. The fourth refused treatment, EMS Cmdr. Mike Benavides said.ond incident was reported as an assault in the 800 block of Trinity, Manley said.The deadly incident on Sixth Street in which a woman in her 30s was killed involved a person shooting into a crowd, Manley said. One woman died, three women were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with injuries describe as not life-threatening. A fifth victim refused treatment, EMS Cmdr. Mike Benavides said.