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The Austin Police Department reported that two people were shot and a third person was stabbed after at least one suspect shot into a group of people during Easter celebrations just east of downtown on Sunday night.


APD received multiple calls that at least one shooter had opened fire into a crowd, which included families and large groups celebrating Easter, at around 8:15 p.m. Sunday at the 1600 block of Nash Hernandez Sr. Road, near Edward Rendon Park.

The suspect left the scene in a vehicle before police arrived, APD said. The department is currently holding a person of interest and is working with a vehicle description.

One person was escorted to the hospital with potential life-threatening injuries while another injured person was driven to the hospital, Austin-Travis County EMS said.

Police told the public to avoid the area as they work to confirm that there are no more victims.

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