Police, fire and EMS all responded to the scene in the northwest part of Texas’ capital city for three people suffering gunshot wounds, according to a tweet from the Austin-Travis County EMS.
The scene was still active Sunday afternoon and people were being asked to avoid the area, though Austin police later said the incident was isolated and there was no risk to the general public.
At this time the Great Hills Trail scene is still active. We are still asking residents to shelter in place and report suspicious activity. While a suspect is still at large it appears this is a domestic situation that is isolated and there is no risk to the general public. -PIO8
— Austin Police Department (@Austin_Police) April 18, 2021
The shooting happened in an area of the city known as the Arboretum.
KVUE-TV reported Sunday that people in nearby stores and restaurants were sheltering in place as the shooter was still on the loose.
By 1 p.m., no additional patients had been transported and 18 units were on the scene, EMS said.
Josh Katzowitz, who had been shopping at the nearby Trader Joe’s, said police and ambulances came “pouring in” to the area as he was leaving. He didn’t hear any shooting.
“The cops had their guns out,” he said. “Some had pistols, some had rifles and they were strapping on bulletproof vests. There were all of a sudden ambulances, sirens and police cars There were cops coming from everywhere.”
This is a developing story and will be updated.
CNN and ABC News contributed to this report.
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