Texas

Police: Multiple victims in separate shootings in Austin

  • Police work the scene after gunshots rang out in downtown Austin, Texas, just as the bars were emptying early Sunday, July 31, 2016, leaving one woman dead and several others wounded, and police searching for a suspect.  (Ricardo B.Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

    Police work the scene after gunshots rang out in downtown Austin, Texas, just as the bars were emptying early Sunday, July 31, 2016, leaving one woman dead and several others wounded, and police searching for a suspect. (Ricardo B.Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Austin Police Assistant Chief Brian Manley speaks during a press conference after gunshots rang out on Sixth Street just as the bars were emptying at closing time early Sunday, July 31, 2016, leaving one woman dead and several others wounded, and police searching for a suspect.  (Ricardo B.Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

    Austin Police Assistant Chief Brian Manley speaks during a press conference after gunshots rang out on Sixth Street just as the bars were emptying at closing time early Sunday, July 31, 2016, leaving one woman dead and several others wounded, and police searching for a suspect. (Ricardo B.Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police tape off areas on East 6th street in Austin, Texas, where a woman was fatally shot and several others wounded early Sunday, July 31, 2016. Police are still searching for the shooter, who opened fire in a crowded entertainment district in downtown Austin. (Jessalyn Tamez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

    Police tape off areas on East 6th street in Austin, Texas, where a woman was fatally shot and several others wounded early Sunday, July 31, 2016. Police are still searching for the shooter, who opened fire in a crowded entertainment district in downtown Austin. (Jessalyn Tamez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Officials say there have been separate shooting incidents in downtown Austin and there are multiple victims.

The Austin Police Department posted on its verified Facebook and Twitter pages that there was an active shooting incident downtown just before 3 a.m. About a half-hour later police said the scenes of the shootings were secure.

Police had warned people to stay away from downtown.

No additional information was immediately available.