Mass Shooting In Downtown Austin Leaves 13 Wounded

Police said that the motive for the shooting was ‘unclear’ while officers are reviewing footage of the shooting.

AUSTIN, Tx. — At least 13 people were injured in a mass shooting in downtown Austin, Texas early Saturday morning, police have said.

The first call of shots fired came in at around 1:24 a.m. local time (12:24 a.m. ET). Six people were taken to a hospital by the Austin Police Department and one hospital received 11 of the victims for treatment while another person was transported to a different hospital.

“I’m happy to report no one has died,” interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon told reporters. “We do have 2 patients in critical condition. We have a total of 11 people transported to one hospital, 1 was transported to a different hospital and 1 person reported to an Urgent Care Clinic. So there is a total of 13 shooting victims.”

Chacon said that the motive for the shooting was “unclear” while officers are reviewing footage of the shooting.

Aggravated Assault, Homicide, Organized Crime and Gang units are involved in the investigation, police said.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with more information.

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