Police: Attacker wounds 13 in Austin shooting and escapes

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say someone opened fire in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin, wounding 13 people before getting away.

Police Chief Joseph Chacon said at a news conference that investigators are looking into what sparked the shooting, which occurred at around 1:30 a.m. along a popular stretch of 6th Street with many bars and restaurants.

He says investigators weren’t able to get a detailed description of the shooter, but they believe it was a man.

Chacon says officers reached the scene quickly and managed to apply tourniquets and take other life-saving steps. Some even drove patients to hospitals because it was hard for ambulances to reach the scene.

Two of the wounded are in critical condition.

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