AUSTIN, TX. (KXAN) — One person is dead and several are injured following two shootings in downtown Austin early Sunday morning. Austin police are asking for help locating a person of interest.
Police say Endicott McCray, 24, may be armed. He is described as 5’9″, 130 pounds, with long corn rows and a goatee. There are not a definite description of what he was wearing at the time of the shooting.
Austin Police initially classified the shootings as an active shooter incident; however, police now say there were two incidents and they do not appear to be connected.
The first incident happened near East Sixth and San Jacinto streets, in the heart of the city’s entertainment district, where gunshots rang out around 2:17 a.m. Police say the suspect in this incident is still at large.
According to Austin-Travis County EMS, multiple units were called to 208 E. 6th St. EMS said a woman in her 20s is dead. Three women in their 30s were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge for treatment with serious but non-life threatening injuries. A fifth patient refused EMS treatment at the scene.
Instagram video of the shooting on E. 6th & San Jacinto, around 2:17 a.m.
Police believe the incident began as a disturbance when someone pulled out a gun and began shooting into the crowd.
KXAN spoke with a man named Cody — who didn’t want his last name used — who was out celebrating a friend’s 21st birthday when they heard gunshots.
“All we heard was three gunshots – two or three gunshots. And all we saw were people running everywhere in the middle of Sixth Street. We were 15-20 yards above Sixth Street on San Jacinto,” he said in a phone interview. “We just ended up grabbing all of our friends and ended up running probably two blocks away.”
Another witness, Kristin Holt, said, “I saw a guy run through the alleyway… he was like, ‘Wow that woman just got shot in the chest and she just collapsed.’”
Austin Police ask anyone with video of the incident to share it with them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone with information or tips is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line: 512-477-3588.
Second shooting: Trinity Avenue
A second shooting happened in a parking garage the 800 block of Trinity. Police say a man fired shots during an aggravated assault.