Police responded to an incident at around 1:24 a.m. local time (07:25 GMT) at 400 E 6th Street, where gunfire was reported. So far, there has been no official information about the identity of the suspect. The location of the shooting was reported to be a downtown restaurant but authorities have not yet confirmed that.
APD Officers working shooting downtown. Multiple victims with injuries. Media staging location will be E 9th street and IH 35 SVRD South bound (Valero gas station). Please stay away from 6th street. Will update with briefing time.— Austin Police Department (@Austin_Police) June 12, 2021
An investigation into the attack is underway.
2/2 UPDATE 3 Active Attack: 4 patients transported by #ATCEMSMedics, 6 patients transported by APD, 2 patients transported by private vehicle. AVOID 6TH ST AREA DUE TO ACTIVE INVESTIGATION. Media brief to be held at the Valero at 9th/ I-35, time to be determined. More to follow.— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) June 12, 2021
"I cannot say that there is no further public danger at this point because the suspect is not in custody. It appears at this point to be isolated", Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon, said.
No fatalities have been reported so far, but two patients are in critical condition, Chacon said. The police chief noted that at least 13 patients had received treatment or been transported to local hospitals.
The suspect, however, remains at large.
Videos allegedly depicting the aftermath of the shooting have since appeared on Twitter, however, Sputnik can't confirm their authenticity.