UPDATE 4:50pm: Austin police confirm that one of the two suspects has been arrested, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
No fatalities have been reported so far, but two patients are in critical condition, Chacon said.
The chaotic scene was captured on social media, including one video from KXAN that shows police officers carrying one of the injured victims toward medics. This was said to be because of the location and type of the crime scene as there were lots of people around. "We have a total of 11 people transported to one hospital, one was transported to a different hospital and one person reported to an urgent care clinic".More news: PM meeting with President Biden: 10 June 2021
Police officers were on the block and able to respond to the shooting within seconds, immediately starting life-saving measures such as applying tourniquets and other first aid.
APD is now reviewing video sources - HALO public safety cameras, APD body-worn cameras, and area businesses' surveillance footage.
"Our officers responded very quickly", the interim chief said.
At the time of the shooting, the street was barricaded to allow only pedestrian traffic, Chacon said. Although the shooting happened during ROT Rally, the interim chief said the incident was not related. "And because of the nature of the injuries, officers had to go ahead and use their police vehicles to put some of these shooting victims into their vehicles and transport them themselves".More news: US to buy 500M Pfizer vaccines to share globally
City and state leaders are reacting to the tragic news.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler tweeted, "The uptick in gun violence locally is part of a disturbing rise in gun violence across the country as we exit the pandemic".
He said the state Department of Public Safety is assisting in the investigation.
In the early hours of 1 January 2020, two people were shot in a bar on the same street, a man and woman, who were seriously injured, at Terminal 6.More news: Major International Sting Operation Leads To 800 Arrests
Councilmember Ann Kitchen also said, "there's no place for guns on our streets, as we reopen our city".