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Gunman opens fire at SXSW festival in Austin, 4 injured: officials

A suspected gunman who shot four people Saturday at the South By Southwest festival in Austin is in police custody, officials said Sunday morning.

The shooter opened fire at the intersection of East 6th and Neches streets, officials said.

The Austin-Travis County EMS said all the victims were taken to a local trauma hospital with what are expected to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Austin city officials are asking festival-goers to avoid the Sabine and East 7th streets intersection as another possible shooting has been reported.

Police are continuing the investigation and also asking people to avoid the area. They say there is no threat to the public.

UPDATE: Suspect in custody.

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— Austin Police Department (@Austin_Police) March 20, 2022

FINAL Critical Incident E 6th St / Neches St: Total patient count, 4. All transported to the Casualty Collection Point by Special Response Units then by ambulance to local trauma center, all with not expected life threat injuries. All additional units released. No further info

— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) March 20, 2022

There is an emergency near 6th and Trinity. Calmly leave the area now and follow instructions from uniformed emergency responders. Stay away until further notice. #SpringFestATX

— City of Austin (@austintexasgov) March 20, 2022

Possible shots fired at 7th and Sabine. Avoid the area. More to follow. #SpringFestATX

Posibles tiros disparados en 7 y Sabine. Evite el área. Más información a continuación.

— City of Austin (@austintexasgov) March 20, 2022

SXSW is a festival and conference event focusing on music, tech, and film. This year’s festivities started on March 11 and are scheduled to end with a Los Bitchos concert on Sunday.

The shooting happened at the intersection of East 6th Street and Neches Street in Austin.

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