A manhunt is underway in Austin, Texas, for a shooter presumed of shooting 13 individuals on the city’s notorious 6th Street early Saturday early morning. The shooting comes amidst defunding police actions by the city council and an uptick in violent crime.
Interim Austin Authorities Chief Joseph Chacon told reporters the shooting took place in the 400 block of East sixth Street, a well-known home entertainment district in the Capital City. The chief said the shooter presumably shot and injured a minimum of 13 individuals, KXAN reported.
APD Officers working shooting downtown. Numerous victims with injuries. Media staging area will be E 9th street and IH 35 SVRD South bound (Valero gas station). Please keep away from 6th street. Will upgrade with instruction time.
— Austin Authorities Department (@Austin_Police) June 12, 2021
Chacon reported that 11 people got treatment at one healthcare facility. Another victim went to another emergency clinic. 2 of the shooting victims are reported to be in vital condition.
“The Texas Department of Public Safety is working carefully with Austin Cops to respond to this shooting and ensure that the perpetrators are caught and penalized to the maximum degree of the law,” Texas Guv Greg Abbot stated in a declaration provided to Breitbart Texas. “Thank you to APD and very first responders for quickly responding to the scene and conserving lives. Cecilia and I ask our fellow Texans to join us in prayer for those who were injured.”
— Austin Statesman (@statesman) June 12, 2021
Chacon stated his officers are trying to locate the thought shooter referred to as a “slim” black male with locs-style hair. No intention has been launched at this time.
Video and images tweeted from the scene reveals the mayhem following the shooting as people on the street and first responders attempt to offer first-aid to the shooting victims.
Absolute turmoil on sixth street in #AustinTx this evening. The 400 block had a mass shooting and the 500 block had PI’s left and right. I hope none of the homies were harmed. pic.twitter.com/yAdnZeLa6L
— OG Trip (@residualtrip) June 12, 2021
The @statesman is covering the consequences of a mass shooting occurrence in downtown Austin on Sixth Street that left 13 people injured.
A believed gunman stays at big. Follow ongoing protection, here: https://t.co/wqUVGf7pcD
— Austin Statesman (@statesman) June 12, 2021
#UPDATE: 16 victims in downtown Austin mass shooting Initial Report:– Numerous callers report active shooter at 1:28 am CST– Shooter exits dining establishment
and continues to fire– Numerous victims: – 16 people shot – CPR in progress– Prevent downtown pic.twitter.com/BfGdvKEfZK– Intel Point NOTIFIES (@IntelPointAlert )June 12, 2021 A declaration from the Austin Cops Department specifies: The suspect (s)stays at-large. It is unidentified if there is one, or numerous suspects involved. There is one suspect described as a black male, with dread locks, wearing a black t-shirt and a skinny build. The area will be closed for a prolonged
quantity of time to process the criminal offense scene. Detectives are collecting and reviewing cam video footage and surveillance video. The shooting follows enormous cuts in authorities financing by the Austin City Council. The council cut$150 million from the cops budget plan prompting a strong reaction from Guv Abbott, Breitbart Texas reported.”Some cities are more concentrated on political programs than public security,”Governor Abbott stated at the time.”Austin’s decision puts the brave males and females of the Austin Authorities Department and their families at higher risk, and leads the way for lawlessness.” Governor Abbott backed a costs in the Texas Legislature created to punish cities that defund police. The guv signed the costs into law on June 1, the Texas Tribune reported. Abbott stated: Texas has been– and constantly will be– a law-and-order state. Defunding police invites criminal offense and chaos into communities, and it runs the risk of the lives and livelihoods of innocent people. We will not let Texas cities follow the lead of cities like Portland, Seattle, and Minneapolis by
defunding the authorities. Here in Texas, we do not demonize or defund our law enforcement officers– we support them. And that’s exactly what I will do when I sign the legislature’s costs to defend our police from crazy liberal efforts to defund them and leave our neighborhoods vulnerable. Bob Price acts as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border
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