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Austin police searching for man who allegedly fired shots into crowd in Downtown Austin

Police said the suspect approached a large group of people in the area and opened fire, striking five people with gunfire.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police are asking for the public's assistance identifying a man involved in an aggravated assault on East Seventh Street in Downtown Austin. 

Police said the suspect, described as an approximately 20-year-old black man, standing 5 feet 10 inches and weighing 130 pounds, approached a large group of people at approximately 3:04 a.m. on Sunday, June 21, in the 500 block of E. Seventh Street and opened fire. The suspect struck five people with the gunfire, causing several victims to be seriously injured, APD said. 

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Police said a video from the scene indicates there were a large number of witnesses at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the APD Aggravated Assault Unit at 512-974-5245, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App. Crime Stoppers may offer a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

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