Five people sent to the hospital after shooting in downtown Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Five people are in the hospital with serious, potentially life threatening injuries following a shooting in downtown Austin early Sunday morning, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

APD tweeted about the shooting at a little before 4 a.m., saying it happened in the 500 block of East 7th Street. Officers blocked off streets in the area for investigators.

ATCEMS tweeted, saying paramedics took the five adult victims to a local trauma facility.

APD tells KXAN it will provide an update on the shooting later in the day. This story will be updated as more information is available.

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