AUSTIN – Three people were pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting Sunday in Northwest Austin and a manhunt was underway for the killer, authorities said.
Austin police said the suspect is at large. The Austin-Travis County EMS, which responded to the scene, described an an “active attack/shooter incident.”
Police said the incident was reported shortly before noon at an apartment complex near the Great Hills Plaza and The Arboretum shopping centers.
“All residents are advised to shelter in place,” police said on social media.
Police, fire and EMS responded; helicopters buzzed over the scene. EMS said on Twitter that there were no reports of other injuries.
“All assets staged & prepared to enter into the immediate incident location,” the agency tweeted. “This is still an active scene, please continue to avoid the area.”
The rampage was the latest of several shooting attacks across the nation, including one at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis last week that left eight people dead. Mass killings have claimed four or more American lives every week for the past six weeks, leaving dozens dead and several more people wounded in their wake.
Bacon reported from Arlington, Va.