LOS ANGELES: An active shooter in the Texas capital of Austin has left multiple victims, police said in a message on Twitter early on Sunday (Jul 30) as local media reported one person had been killed.
“Active shooter incident downtown, multiple victims. Stay away from downtown,” Austin police said in a message on Twitter. It was not immediately clear how many people were shot.
Police said via Twitter there were separate shootings “within the same area” and that “both scenes are secure at this time”.
A woman in her 30s was killed in the shooting, the Austin American-Statesman newspaper reported on its website, citing the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services agency.
Reuters could not immediately confirm the report.
Local television station KXAN, citing paramedics, reported that people with gunshot wounds were spread across the area.
The Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services agency confirmed in a message on Twitter that multiple people had been shot.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Catherine Evans)