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Police searching for shooter who injured 13 people in Texas

Police are currently looking for a gunman who opened fire in a nightclub district of Austin and injured at least 13 people.

Two of the victims are believed in be in “critical condition”, according to acting Police Chief Joseph Chacon, after the shooter fired at roughly 1.30 am on the busy 6th Street, a location known its hospitality venues.

According to the authorities, The street had been pedestrianised before the shooting happened.

Eleven of the gunfire victims have been admitted for medical treatment at a nearby hospital, while one other was taken to a different hospital. The 13th victim was checked into a urgent care clinic with gunshot wounds, according to Mr Chacon.

“Our officers responded very quickly,” Mr Chacon said. “They were able to immediately begin life-saving measures for many of these patients, including applications of tourniquets, applications of chest seals.”

Some of the victims were taken for treatment in police cars, and not ambulances. This was said to be because of the location and type of the crime scene as there were lots of people around. Ambulances were hard to get in and out.

The suspect is still at large and is believed to be man. Mr Chacon said their understanding of the offender was “not very detailed.”

Authorities are looking at video footage captured on CCTV and other evidence gathered from the area. They are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward to the police.

According to reporting from CNN, federal investigators from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force are also at the scene, alongside members of the local Aggravated Assault, Homicide and Organised Crime and Gang divisions. Gang crime has no been removed as a possibility, but motive are not evident yet.

The police urged with a statement on Twitter to avoid the area.

“APD Officers working shooting downtown. Multiple victims with injuries. Media staging location will be E 9th street and IH 35 SVRD South bound (Valero gas station). Please stay away from 6th street. Will update with briefing time,” the Austin Police Department wrote.

In the wee hours of 1 January 2020, two people were shot in a bar on the same street, a man and woman, who were seriously injured, at Terminal 6. According to reports at the time, they were not considered to be “life threatening.”

This followed a series of other shootings in the months prior at nearby entertainment venues

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