'Multiple victims' in Austin shooting incident

  • 31/07/2016
(Dorian Santiago / Twitter)
(Dorian Santiago / Twitter)

A shooting in downtown Austin, Texas has left one woman dead and four others injured. Police believe the incident unfolded after two separate shootings in the same area.

"Active shooter incident downtown, multiple victims," police said in a tweet early on Sunday morning (local time).

The Austin-Travis County EMS confirmed in a tweet there were "multiple" individuals with gunshot wounds.

The Austin American-Statesman newspaper reports one woman in her 30s was killed in the shooting on Sixth St and three other people were transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge.

Local police say there are separate shootings within the same area, and both scenes are "secure at this time". Police are urging residents to avoid the downtown area.