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Cops arrest one suspect in Austin, Texas mass shooting that left 14 people injured

One person was arrested in connection with the mass shooting in downtown Austin, Texas, that left 14 people injured.

Two of the people injured were in critical condition, Austin Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon said at a press briefing Saturday.

There was no information immediately available surrounding the circumstances of the arrest.




Chacon on Saturday said authorities had identified two male suspects responsible for the shooting, and added that it appeared this was an isolated incident between the two parties.

Almost all of those injured were “innocent bystanders,” the chief added.

Austin police got their first 911 call shortly before 1:30am local time followed by several more calls of shots fired.



Chacon said investigators are reviewing video footage from multiple sources Saturday, including the city’s system of video surveillance cameras, to determine what happened.

“Officers have their body-worn cameras, we have the public safety, HALO camera system which we have had for a number of years, which did capture parts of this incident,” Chacon said.

“And of course the local businesses themselves have security footage that we are reviewing for evidence.”

“The uptick in gun violence locally is part of a disturbing rise in gun violence across the country as we exit the pandemic,” Mayor Steve Adler tweeted.

“APD and the City Council have initiated multiple violence prevention efforts in response but this crisis requires a broader, coordinated response from all levels of government.

“One thing is clear – greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”