13 injured in shooting at busy nightlife district in Austin, Texas

13 injured in shooting at busy nightlife district in Austin, Texas

Police are looking for a gunman who opened fire in the busy bar and nightclub district of Austin late on Saturday, injuring at least 13 people.

Gunfire erupted just before 1:25am (06:25 GMT) on Saturday along Sixth Street, a popular area filled with bars and restaurants.

Two of the injured are reported to be in a critical condition, Austin Police Department Interim Chief Joseph Chacon said in a statement.

"Our officers responded very quickly", added Chacon.

"They were able to immediately begin life saving measures for many of these patients", he added.

Some officers drove patients to the hospital because of how chaotic it was at the shooting scene, where it was hard to contain the crowd and get ambulances to the wounded, Chacon said.

The shooter was not immediately arrested.

The motive for the shooting remains unclear.

Police noted that they do not have a "very detailed" description of the suspect, who Chacon said is a "black male wearing a black shirt with a skinny build and with dreadlocks".

Police are now reviewing camera footage from multiple sources, including the Public Safety Camera System, police body cameras and business surveillance video to determine what happened.

"I'm happy to report no one has died", Chacon said. Please stay away from 6th street.

Stephen Nicholas Broderick, 41, allegedly shot dead two women and a high school football star recently signed by the University of North Texas in what investigators called a "domestic situation".

A wider epidemic of deadly shootings is now gripping American cities, with a New York City man fatally shot in the head Friday morning.

EMS coming to Sixth Street? The identity of the victim has not been released.

Cassidy had worked for the VTA, which provides bus, light rail and other transit services throughout Santa Clara County, since 2012, first as a mechanic, then as a substation manager.

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