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More than dozen injured in downtown Austin shooting

A shooting in a busy part of downtown Austin, Texas, early Saturday injured at least 13 people, including two who are in critical condition.

The state of play: Gunfire erupted around 1:30 a.m. along 6th Street, a popular area with bars and restaurants. The suspected shooter remains at large, Austin police said. "It is unknown if there is one, or multiple suspects involved," they noted, adding the shooting appears to be an isolated incident.


  • “Our officers responded very quickly,” interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said early Saturday. “They were able to immediately begin life-saving measures for many of these patients, including applications of tourniquets; applications of chest seals.”
  • Investigators are reviewing surveillance video and evidence from the screne, Chacon added.

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