A capturing in downtown Austin, Texas, early on Saturday left 13 individuals injured or wounded, the police mentioned.
When the police responded to a report of pictures fired round 1:25 a.m., a big crowd started to disperse. Officers discovered “a number of victims who had sustained gunshot wounds and had been injured,” the police mentioned in an announcement.
Victims had been taken to space hospitals, with officers transporting six, three going by private autos and Austin-Travis County E.M.S. bringing 4 others.
Two victims had been in vital situation and 11 had been in secure situation, the police mentioned, including that the capturing gave the impression to be an “remoted incident.”
It was unclear how many individuals opened fireplace or what led to the capturing. The police mentioned that that they had an outline of 1 gunman however that there is perhaps extra.
“The uptick in gun violence regionally is a part of a disturbing rise in gun violence throughout the nation as we exit the pandemic,” Mayor Steve Adler mentioned on Twitter.
“APD and the Metropolis Council have initiated a number of violence prevention efforts in response — however this disaster requires a broader, coordinated response from all ranges of presidency,” he mentioned. “One factor is evident — better entry to firearms doesn’t equal better public security.”