At least one person was killed in incidents of multiple shootings in the Texas capital of Austin, local media reported on Sunday.
An active shooter in the Texas capital left multiple victims, police said in a message on Twitter. The attack took place in the early hours of Sunday.
The Austin Police Department posted on its verified Facebook and Twitter pages that there was an active shooting incident downtown just before 3 a.m and there wre multiple victims. About a half-hour later police said the scenes of the shootings were secure.
Active shooter incident downtown, multiple victims. Stay away from downtown. Media: Dont call for updates at this time, more to follow. PIO6— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) July 31, 2016
“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.
Update: separate shootings within the same area. Both scenes are secure at this time. PIO responding to identify staging area.— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) July 31, 2016
Authorities said there were five victims in the shooting: a woman who died at the scene, two women and a man who were taken to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds, and a man who refused treatment, the Austin American-Statesman newspaper reported on its website.
Austin police later tweeted, saying that there were "separate shootings within the same area. Both scenes are secure at this time.“
The woman is believed to be in her 30s.
Local television station KXAN reported that people with gunshot wounds were spread across the area.