Shots fired in the air at the South by Southwest festival in Texas

Shots were fired early Sunday on a downtown Austin, Texas, street crowded with people celebrating at the South by Southwest music and technology festival, police said.

Austin Police said several shots were fired into the air around 1:30 a.m. Sunday and witnesses said the gunfire caused the crowd to run in panic.

Police said one person was taken into custody and the gun was recovered, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

There were no reports of injuries, the paper reported.

Lightning streaks across the sky over 6th Street during South by Southwest festival on Friday, March 18, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Lightning streaks across the sky over 6th Street during South by Southwest festival on Friday, March 18, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

“Just witnessed shots fired at SXSW causing crowd of people to run in panic,” a local TV reporter tweeted early Sunday.

Saturday was the last night of SXSW 2016.

The City of Austin sent out a tweet early Sunday warning of shots fired near the intersection of Sixth Street and Trinity that was closed to traffic and extremely crowded, the paper reported.