Austin police arrested one suspect in connection with an overnight shooting early Saturday morning that injured 14 people, authorities said.
Police said they believe the mass shooting in Austin's popular Sixth Street Entertainment district was the result of a previous dispute and had targeted two suspects. The majority of those shots, whose injuries range from moderate to critical, were innocent bystanders in the melee, authorities said.
Shooting in Texas capital leaves 14 wounded; one suspect still at largehttps://t.co/CXILF3prEg— GMA News (@gmanews) June 13, 2021
The name of the suspect arrested has not been released. The name of the second people police are looking for has not been made public, either.
The shooting broke out around 1:24 a.m. near 6th Street, a popular bar and nightclub district in the Texas capital, the Austin Police Department said.
The APD said the victims were transported to area hospitals by ambulance, while others were taken in patrol cars. Of those injured, 11 were in stable condition and two were critical.
"It was very difficult to contain the scene, it was very difficult for [Emergency Medical Services] to make their way into this crowd," APD Chief Joe Chacon said during a news conference.
Gunman at large after Austin shooting leaves 13 injured, police in Texas say https://t.co/DXGUhp30L4— The Guardian (@guardian) June 12, 2021
"And because of the nature of the injuries, officers had to go ahead and use their police vehicles to put some of these shooting victims into their vehicles and transport them themselves."
The APD said it believes the shooting to be an isolated incident. Investigators were reviewing surveillance video of the scene as part of the manhunt.
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