AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department is responding to what is being called an “active attack” following reports of a shooting at Barton Creek Mall. KXAN reports that multiple 911 callers reported that “several people with guns and shots fired” near the food court.
Sources indicate that the term “attack attack” is used in order to get as many resources to a scene as possible in case they’re needed.
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Shoppers report they have been locked in stores, and are hiding in restrooms. Gunfire reportedly occurred near the food court. Injuries are unknown.
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Shoppers are reporting that they have been locked in stores, with some hiding in restrooms.
Details along with injuries are unknown at this time.