1 Dead, 4 Wounded In Fatal Austin Shooting Tragedy

Credit: MorgueFile

Credit: MorgueFile

One woman is dead after separate shootings in Austin, Texas.

The first shooting began early Sunday morning in downtown Austin. A witness reported the shooter was “firing a weapon into a crowd” in a busy area at approximately 2:17 a.m. local time.

Austin Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley told reporters that the shooting resulted in a “very chaotic scene with a lot of people running in different directions.”

The shooter struck a total of of five people, leaving one woman in her 30s dead.

The Austin Police Department took to their Twitter account to confirm the “active shooter” incident and urged residents to stay away from the area.

“Active shooter incident downtown, multiple victims. Stay away from downtown,” the police department tweeted.

Shortly after the incident, another shot was fired in a nearby parking garage. The suspect in this shooting was unarmed and taken down by witnesses and then transported to a local hospital.

Police also confirmed that the shooter in the first incident is still at large.

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