Early Saturday morning, at least thirteen people were injured, two in critical condition, by a gunman who opened fire in the downtown area of Austin, Texas. So far, no one has died from this senseless act of gun violence that occurs way too frequently in the good ol’ US of A.
According to KXAN:
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.
In a statement Saturday morning, Austin Mayor Steve Adler said in part: “APD and the City Council have initiated multiple violence prevention efforts in response- but this crisis requires a broader, coordinated response from all levels of government. One thing is clear – greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”