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.
APD on scene at shots fired call at 6th and Trinity. Suspect fired rounds into air, no injuries. Suspect captured and gun recovered. WC 6
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 20, 2016
There were no reports of injuries, the paper reported.
“Just witnessed shots fired at SXSW causing crowd of people to run in panic,” a local TV reporter tweeted early Sunday.
Just witnessed Shots fired at SXSW causing crowd of people to run in panic. Details still pending. #SXSW
— Kristin Diaz (@KristinDiaz_TV) March 20, 2016
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.
Avoid area around 6th and Trinity, possible shots fired.
— Austin Texas (@austintexasgov) March 20, 2016