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Sixth Street bars were flooded with people over the first weekend that they have been open in more than two months.


Bars in Austin were shut down March 17 in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Mayor Steve Adler responded on Sunday to social media videos and photos of the crowds downtown, urging caution.


At least one person was arrested for firing a gun on Sixth Street.

Daylight hours also saw Austin residents rush back into activity. Four county parks were shut down due to crowding while thousands of people rented kayaks or paddle boards from the Texas Rowing Center—an all time high, the owner told KVUE.

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A Sunday night shooting at a North Austin apartment complex has left one dead after being shot by an unknown suspect.

Austin police arrived at the scene of Midtown Commons at Crestview Station apartments at West St. Johns Avenue around 11:30 p.m., where they found a man with a gunshot wound. Police performed CPR but the man died shortly after. The identity of the victim has not been revealed.

Investigators talked to witnesses at the apartment complex and have a suspect in mind. No other information has been revealed at this time.

This story was updated Monday to include that the vaccine received official approval by the FDA this weekend.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine that is to be shipped out this week, increasing the number of vaccines available.

In a virtual meeting on Friday, the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee unanimously approved of the U.S.'s third available COVID-19 vaccine, which was officially approved on Saturday. Federal officials say 4 million doses will go out nationally this week, with an expected 20 million doses to be available by the end of March. The Texas Department of State Health Services has said it expects to receive about 200,000 doses, but has not released a timeline of when doses will be shipped and available.

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