May 17, 2021

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Manhunt underway in Austin, Texas, after 3 killed in shooting – CBS News

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A manhunt is underway in Austin, Texas, after a shooting left three people dead on Sunday. Police said they are not considering it an active shooter situation, but they cautioned residents to shelter in place because it is “still an ongoing and active situation.”

“We are concerned [the suspect] may take a hostage or may himself be sheltered somewhere, waiting for us to leave,” said Austin assistant police Chief Joe Chacon.

It is not known what direction the suspect fled, or if the suspect is on foot or in a vehicle. 

Chacon said at a press conference Sunday afternoon that police responded to a call of a shooting around 11:45 a.m. CT, and found two women and one man injured. They have since died, he said.

The preliminary indication is that the suspect knew the victims, but Chacon warned the “danger to the public is still high.”

In addition to Austin police, the Austin-Travis County EMS, U.S. Marshals, FBI and the Round Rock police are all responding.

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