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Gunfire Erupts On Austin’s Sixth Street Early Sunday

AUSTIN (February 23, 2014) A man and woman were in the hospital and another man was in custody Sunday after an early-morning shooting on Austin's popular Sixth Street.

The gunfire erupted at around 2 a.m. Sunday as bars were emptying, sending crowds into the street, Austin police Sgt. Chris Smyth said.

The names of the victims and of the man in custody weren’t immediately released.

The gunman was involved in a large disturbance when he pulled a weapon and fired once, Smyth said.

He tried to run off, but officers were able to capture him and recover his weapon, Smyth said.

Smyth says despite big crowds that include intoxicated people, it's only the second shooting in the two years he's worked the area.


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