At least 13 people wounded in Austin, Texas shooting

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
(iStock)
(iStock)

At least 13 people were wounded in a shooting in downtown Austin, Texas early on Saturday, police said, adding the suspected shooter was still at large.

Two of the injured are reported to be in a critical condition, Austin Police Department Interim Chief Joseph Chacon said in a statement.

“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 to this one area," Chacon said.

The incident took place at around 01:30 in the Sixth Street Entertainment District area and there were no deaths reported at the time of the briefing, he added.

"It's not clear at this point what sparked this off, but out of an abundance of caution, we have notified the FBI's joint terrorism task force," Chacon said.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Should Covid-19 vaccinations be mandatory for employees in workplaces?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, it is the responsible thing to do
46% - 3670 votes
No, vaccination should be an individual choice
43% - 3476 votes
No, but those who are unvaccinated should have to work from home
11% - 851 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
14.63
-0.5%
Rand - Pound
20.34
-0.1%
Rand - Euro
17.36
-0.3%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.74
+0.2%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.3%
Gold
1,814.05
-0.8%
Silver
25.49
-0.1%
Palladium
2,665.50
+0.7%
Platinum
1,050.61
-1.4%
Brent Crude
76.05
+1.8%
Top 40
62,852
-0.9%
All Share
68,971
-0.9%
Resource 10
70,683
-2.0%
Industrial 25
88,051
-0.4%
Financial 15
12,906
+0.6%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE