“Two dead” after shooting at Arboretum Shopping Center in Austin, Texas, and public is urged to stay away

TWO people were reportedly killed in a shooting at a Texas mall.

Gunshots rang out at The Arboretum, a shopping center in Austin, on Thursday night.

Two people were killed and several injured in an active shooting at a shopping center in Austin, Texas on Thursday evening


Two people were killed and several injured in an active shooting at a shopping center in Austin, Texas on Thursday eveningPhoto credit: Google Maps

At least one person was killed in the shooting and no one is currently in custody, Austin Police Department spokesman Michael Bullock told The US Sun.

Several outlets including KTBCreported that two people had died.

Ricky Cantu, a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, was at the scene Thursday night.

“There are currently at least 30 emergency vehicles in the arboretum,” he said in a letter tweet.

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“Police are running around. Roads are cut off. helicopter hover. Try to dodge.”

Police said there was “no ongoing danger to the public” at this time. tweet.

“Officers are controlling the crime scene at the moment, but please continue to avoid the area.”

Authorities plan to hold a press conference on the situation later Thursday night.

Media representatives were asked to appear at the intersection of Jollyville Road and the Great Hills Trail.

The Arboretum is located in northwest Austin, about 15 minutes’ drive from the Texas State Capitol.

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