Officials: 1 dead, 3 hospitalized in Austin shooting

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials say one person is dead and three others have been hospitalized in a shooting in downtown Austin.

Captain Rick Rutledge of the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services tells The Associated Press that one woman is dead and two women and a man have been taken to hospitals following a shooting in the city’s entertainment district.

There was no immediate word on the condition of those take to University Medical Center Brackenridge.

Austin police said on their Facebook page and Twitter feed there were separate shooting incidents at approximately 2:30 a.m. within the same area in downtown Austin and there are multiple victims.

About an hour later, police said the scenes of the shootings were secure.

Police had warned people to stay away from downtown.

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