A shooting early Sunday morning wounded four people in downtown Austin, Texas as the city hosts its annual South by Southwest festival (SXSW), police said.

The Austin Police Department warned residents via Twitter that shots were fired in the area, which led to non-life-threatening injuries. All the victims were taken to the hospital. Police said officers were securing the area and warned residents to avoid it.

Shots fired on the 400 block of 6th St. Non-life-threatening injuries. Suspect still at large. Officers securing the area. Avoid the area.


Austin Police Department (@Austin_Police) March 20, 2022

Police said a suspect was in custody overnight and gave the all-clear early Sunday morning. 

Multiple shootings in 2019 took place as the festival drew to a close, according to the Associate Press. The shootings led Austins police chief Brian Manley to pledge for more security for the citys entertainment district.