One in custody after shooting downtown

A man is in custody after a shooting outside the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless that left one person injured, police said.

About 1:24 p.m. two officers who were working near the intersection of Seventh and Neches streets heard shots fired and then saw a man running towards Eight Street. After chasing him on foot for about a block, officers arrested the man, police said.

One person received multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The identity of the suspect has not been released.

It’s unclear what caused the shooting, police said.

2 p.m. update: Austin police have confirmed that one person is in custody after a shooting on Seventh Street downtown.

One person was injured in the incident and has been taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with non-life threatening injuries. Police have recovered a gun they think was used in the shooting, police said.

Earlier: Austin police have responded to reports of a person firing gunshots downtown.

Initial reports from police said that one person has been taken into custody after a foot pursuit. It was unclear if anyone had been injured in the incident.

The first reports came in at 1:24 p.m. as a shooting or stabbing near Seventh Street and Neches Street, police said.

Source: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/crime-law/police-respond-to-report-of-gunshots-fired-downtow/npYqg/