A suspect was arrested in a shooting in downtown Austin early Saturday morning left 14 people injured and thousands scrambling for cover, the Austin American-Statesman reports, with another still at large. Chaos erupted following reports of an active attack around 1:30 a.m. CDT. Some police had to use their own cars to transport victims to hospitals and officers attempted CPR on the street. The shooting took place on East Sixth Street, Austin’s main nightlife district, with police reporting crowds nearing pre-pandemic levels. Police said the shooter shot randomly but the attack appeared to be an isolated one. “But what we have seen in recent months and over the last year or so is an increase in gun violence,” interim Austin Police Chief Joe Chacon said. Chacon later said the suspects could face charges ranging from attempted murder to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Local police and the FBI are still investigating.
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