Thirteen hurt in downtown Austin shooting; gunman on the loose

There is more gun violence in Democrat led cities, and this time it hit closer to home.

In Austin, a shooting in the Sixth Street area just after 1am has left at least thirteen people hurt. Two of those people are in critical condition this morning. Police say they do not have anyone in custody.

It was unclear what led to the shooting.

Eleven of the injured people were taken to one local hospital, another person was taken to a different hospital, and the other person went to an urgent care facility with gunshot wounds, Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said.

“Our officers responded very quickly,” the interim chief said. “They were able to immediately begin life-saving measures for many of these patients, including applications of tourniquets; applications of chest seals.”

Chacon also said some officers transported patients to hospitals in their police cruisers due to the nature of the scene, where it was hard to contain the crowd and get ambulances to those who were injured.

The shooter was not immediately arrested. Chacon said the description that police had of the suspect was “not very detailed,” but said the person was believed to be a man.

Investigators were reviewing surveillance video and other evidence from the area, Chacon said. He asked anyone with information on the shooting to contact police.

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