A mass shooting occurred in America, again. At least 13 people were injured early Saturday morning in a shooting in downtown Austin, Texas, in the area of 400 E 6th Street, a popular area filled with bars and restaurants. Police in Texas said it happened just before 1:30 a.m. One hospital received 11 of the victims for treatment while another person was transported to a different hospital. One person went to an urgent care facility with multiple gunshot wounds. Two patients are in critical condition. The incident appears to be isolated to the area. Several streets in downtown Austin were closed. The suspect is not in custody.
Detectives from the Aggravated Assault, Homicide, Organized Crime and Gang units are involved in the investigation, police said. It remains unclear what sparked the gunfire. Investigators are now reviewing surveillance footage. “I’m happy to report no one has died,” interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon told reporters. The suspect was described to media as possibly a “Black male wearing a black shirt with a skinny build and with dreadlocks.” Police added that anyone with information related to the shooting may do so anonymously by calling the department’s Aggravated Assault Unit at 512-974-TIPS, through the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS) or the Crime Stoppers app.