Police are currently looking for the suspect who opened fire on a crowd on Sixth Street early Sunday morning. The gunshots set off a chaotic scene which left four people wounded and one dead. “It was a very chaotic scene,” Austin police Chief of Staff Brian Manley said at a news conference shortly before 5 a.m. “A lot of people running in different directions with all the gunshots coming out.”
The shooting was reported at 2:17 a.m. in the 200 block of East Sixth Street, which is right in the heart of the entertainment district during closing time when patrons were leaving the bars. Manley said the person who was killed was a woman in her 30’s, after a gunman opened fire into a crowd.
The four others who were injured have non-life threatening injuries and three of those people are being treated at University Medical Center Brackenridge. Police are still looking for the shooter.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo offered his sympathies Sunday morning to the victims’ families. “On behalf of the Austin Police Department, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young woman who lost her life to this senseless act of violence and wishes for a speedy recovery to the individuals wounded,” Acevedo said in a statement.