3 Dead In Austin Shooting Spree Near Busy Shopping Center

3 Dead In Austin Shooting Spree Near Busy Shopping Center

A manhunt for the suspect is currently underway.

Earlier today, we reported that a gunman opened fire inside and outside of a busy tavern in Kenosha County, leaving 3 people dead and 2 others severely wounded. Less than 24 hours from that incident, three people have been pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting shortly before noon in Austin, Texas. 

Authorities note an active manhunt for the gunman is currently underway. The incident took place near the Great Hills Plaza and The Arboretum shopping centers in Northwest Austin. Officers supported heavily by tactical units and SWAT vehicles posted in the parking lot of the rather upscale shopping complex full of retail stores and restaurants. 

“While a suspect is still at large it appears this is a domestic situation that is isolated and there is no risk to the general public,” said the police department on Twitter.