People Injured in Austin, Texas Mass Shooting; Shooter Still at Large

Henrietta Brewer
June 13, 2021

The Austin Police Department said in a tweet just before 2 a.m. local time that officers were on the scene of a shooting in downtown Austin with "multiple victims with injuries". "But what we have seen in recent months and over the previous year or so is an increase in gun violence", he said, "and so this is just emblematic of that, it continues, and it's something we're trying to work to decrease".

Austin Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon said that two patients are now in critical condition during a briefing early Saturday morning, according to KXAN-TV in Austin. Of the 13 wounded, 11 were in stable condition with two critical.

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.


'They were able to immediately begin life-saving measures for many of these patients, including applications of tourniquets; applications of chest seals'.

At this time, no one has died, the interim police chief said.

The shooter or shooters remain at large, and detectives were working rapidly to view an array of video gathered by bystanders and other cameras near the scene in the 400 block of East Sixth Street to identify any suspects.


Chacon also described the scene as "chaotic".

Authorities say the perpetrator appears to have fired randomly into the crowd.

Austin Police Department says 13 people were injured in a shooting in Austin; the suspected shooter has not been arrested. "At this time, this appears to be an isolated incident", Chacon stated.


Chacon said the description that police had of the suspect was 'not very detailed, ' but said the person was believed to be a man. Although the shooting happened during ROT Rally, the interim chief said the incident was not related. "And so this is just emblematic of that, it continues, and it's something we're trying to work to decrease". © Austin Police Department via AP Chief of police Joseph Chacon provies an update on overnight shootings in Austin, Texas, June 12, 2021.

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