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13 injured in Texas shooting

Xinhua
12 Jun 2021, 21:44 GMT+10

HOUSTON, June 12 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 people were wounded in a shooting in the U.S. state of Texas on Saturday morning, while the suspected shooter was not immediately arrested, local media reported.

Gunfire erupted at about 1:30 a.m. local time (0630 GMT) in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin city. Two victims were in critical condition but as of 4 a.m. local time (0900 GMT) no one died, interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon told a media briefing.

Eleven injured people were taken to a local hospital, one to a different hospital and the other to an urgent care facility with gunshot wounds.

"It's not clear at this point what sparked this off, but out of an abundance of caution, we have notified the FBI's joint terrorism task force," said Chacon.

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