At least 12 people injured in overnight shooting in Texas

At least 12 people injured in overnight shooting in Texas

At least 12 people injured in overnight shooting in Texas

Chacon says 11 of the 13 victims were in stable condition and 2 were in critical condition. Austin-Travis County EMS medics responded to the emergency, which they described as an "active attack".

Two of the injured people were in critical condition but no one has yet died, police said.

Taylor Blount was at a bar on Sixth Street when he heard the gunshots. "So there is a total of 13 shooting victims". The street was barricaded to keep out vehicle traffic at the time of the shooting, Chacon said.

'Our officers responded very quickly, ' Chacon 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. Gang crime has no been removed as a possibility, but motive are not evident yet. The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Team is also on scene, Chacon noted. It was unclear what sparked the shooting. Investigators have not ruled out gang involvement.

Chacon described the lone suspect as a Black male with a black shirt, skinny build and "dreadlock-type" hair - but told reporters early Friday morning that the description isn't very detailed "based on the chaotic nature of the incident".

"What we have seen in recent months and over the a year ago or so is an increase in gun violence", Chacon said.

Chacon said Saturday's incident was part of an alarming trend of shootings in Austin. "And so this is just emblematic of that, it continues, and it's something we're trying to work to decrease".

Those who have the information, or who may have witnessed the shooting, or what happened before the shooting, will be asked to call the 911 or 512-472-TIPS police tipline.

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