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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 06:34 AM

At least 13 people were injured in a shooting in downtown Austin, authorities say

Source: CNN

At least 13 people were injured in a shooting in downtown Austin, authorities say
By Alta Spells, CNN

Updated 6:07 AM ET, Sat June 12, 2021

(CNN)At least 13 people were injured early Saturday morning in a shooting in downtown Austin, Texas, officials said. Two of the people injured are in critical condition, Austin Interim Chief of Police Joseph Chacon said at a news briefing Saturday.

Six people were taken to a hospital by the Austin Police Department, and the Austin-Travis County EMS brought in four others for medial treatment, Chacon said. Three other victims brought themselves to the hospital.

One hospital received 11 of the victims for treatment while another person was transported to a different hospital. One person went to an urgent care facility with multiple gunshot wounds, Chacon said.

Police have a very general description of the suspect and the incident appears to be isolated to the area, but could not say for certain that there was no additional public danger because the suspect is not in custody, Chacon said.
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Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/12/us/austin-texas-shooting-downtown/index.html

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nitpicker Jun 12 OP
Crowman2009 Jun 12 #1
former9thward Jun 12 #16
OrlandoDem2 Jun 12 #2
maxsolomon Jun 12 #3
dalton99a Jun 12 #4
twodogsbarking Jun 12 #5
DBoon Jun 12 #15
ananda Jun 12 #6
rickyhall Jun 12 #7
StClone Jun 12 #14
Scalded Nun Jun 12 #8
madville Jun 12 #9
dpibel Jun 12 #10
lapfog_1 Jun 12 #11
IronLionZion Jun 12 #12
They_Live Jun 12 #13
Ex Lurker Jun 12 #17

Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:20 AM

1. Again, the so-called goods guys with guns are a no-show.

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 08:45 PM

16. Well, most good guys are not hanging in the streets outside bars at 1:30 am.

Gun or no guns. Nothing good happens after midnight.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:24 AM

2. Republicans must be so proud.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:55 AM

3. And no one is dead?

Wonder of wonders.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:03 AM

4. Shooter still on the loose

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Two of these patients are in critical condition, according to Chacon.

Police said they are still searching for the suspected gunman. Chacon could only share a vague description at this time. He said the suspect may be a Black man with a “skinny” build and locs-style hair. A motive for the shooting is not yet known.

https://www.kxan.com/news/crime/austin-mass-shooting-12-hospitalized-after-attack-downtown/

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:08 AM

5. If the mass shooting kill total was

two thousand at one shooting would the laws change?
Three thousand?
Twenty thousand?

Stay tuned.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:58 PM

15. well we have 600,000 dead from a pandemic

and republicans are opposed to any public health measure that would have reduced that number.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:24 AM

6. I live here.

I never go downtown at night; there has been violence
before, just not quite this bad.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 11:01 AM

7. Better form a posse, don't you think? This is Texas after all. Maybe head 'em off at the pass.

You'd think after 180 years we'd learn something, but nooooo.....

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:14 PM

14. Why do police even bother to respond

If the 2nd Amendment can mean unrestrained gun ownership, and by extension gun use, to resolve perceived threats private and public, Police should stand down and allow the natural course of gun use regardless the outcome. It's Constitutional after all, hell it is even greater than that it is a universal truth unassailable by any law, logic, or consequence.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 11:51 AM

8. If they do catch this person they most likely charge them with being a bad shot.

This is just the shit these sorry bastards in Austin have wanted for years. Under the cover of shootings, wars on women and non-whites, and other outrages they strip the citizens of Texas to the bone.

Abbott, Patrick and Paxton are evil.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 12:02 PM

9. Happens almost daily in Chicago

Rarely makes the national news these days though, apparently the national press doesn’t consider reporting the daily shootings of Black Chicagoans a matter of national interest.

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Response to madville (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 12:12 PM

10. Ahem ...

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142755394

Right below this article on the right column of the home page.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 01:13 PM

11. urgent care facility with multiple gunshot wounds

WTAF?

Is that what we have come to... so many gunshot victims we have to send them to an "urgent care facility"?

What's next, a ambulance drive by where they throw boxes of bandages at the wounded?

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:58 PM

12. An armed society is a polite society

which is why there are no crimes or mass shootings in Texas, because of all the good guys with guns everywhere keeping people safe.

Freepers are claiming it's because Austin is liberal.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:48 PM

13. Welcome, ROT rally.

Yeah, I never really go to that area any more.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 11:05 PM

17. Sounds about white nt

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