Mon, 26 Jul 2021

A mass-shooting incident has left at least 13 people injured in Austin, Texas, local emergency services have said. At least two of the injured have been hospitalized in a critical condition.

The incident, described by the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services as an "active attack," occurred in downtown Austin early on Saturday.

At least 13 people were injured in the shooting, with two of them suffering critical and two others non-life-threatening injuries. The status of the other injured parties was not immediately clear.

Austin Police Department has urged the public to stay away from the 6th Street area. It has described the incident as a "chaotic" one, stating that officers are still accessing the situation. It has not yet been confirmed whether any suspect has been detained.

Footage circulating online shows several victims lying on the ground in the middle of a busy street, with multiple police officers and paramedics attending to them.

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(RT.com)

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