An "active shooter" scare in downtown Austin left at least one dead and four others wounded early Sunday, authorities said.
Witness reports that someone was "firing a weapon into a crowd" in busy E. 6th Street were followed by a 911 call just seven minutes later that a gun had been used in a nearby parking garage.
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Authorities on Sunday identified 24-year-old Endicott McCray as a person of interest in the shooting and warned that he could be armed.
Austin Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley told reporters that officers were initially concerned there was a gunman utilizing "active shooter tactics in the entertainment district."
At the time, police tweeted that there was an "active shooter incident" involving "multiple victims," adding: "Stay away from downtown."
Manley said that the first incident — which occurred at 2:17 a.m. local time (3:17 a.m. ET) — resulted in a "very chaotic scene with a lot of people running in different directions" due to "all of the gunshots."
Five people were struck by bullets — including a woman aged in her 30s who was pronounced dead at the scene.