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Pack your poncho—rain or shine, the Verde crew will have watch parties all Saturday as Austin FC takes on Minnesota United FC at 7 p.m.
The match will show on the CW Austin, UniMás Austin and the Austin FC app/website, but for those looking for a more immersive matchday experience, here's a list of Austin-area watch parties scheduled for this weekend.
Hopsquad Brewing Co., 2307 Kramer Ln
Rain or shine this weekend y'all. Our big ol' outdoor LED screen is waterproof. Working on getting as much cover as possible, but plan to wear your ponchos. You wouldn't not go to @Q2Stadium just because of a little rain, right? #Verde— Hopsquad Brewing Co. (@HopsquadBrewing) April 29, 2021
Rain can't stop the party at Hopsquad Brewing. The site for Los Verdes watch parties has equipped itself with a brand-new waterproof LED screen. Doors open at 12 p.m. and live music will go all day starting at 1 p.m. as a crowd gathers to watch the game. Bring a poncho, a lawn chair and an empty stomach—there's plenty of beer and local food trucks onsite.
Celis Brewing, 10001 Metric Blvd
Austin Anthem, the fan club that brought over 1,000 viewers to a watch party for Austin FC's season opener, is back with a watch party planned at Celis Brewing. Starting at 5 p.m., expect more beers and food trucks at this location, and make sure to bring your Verde gear. RSVP here.
Austin FC Pub Club
If you're looking to enjoy the game at your neighborhood bar, check out the 30+ Pub Club partners that will be streaming the match around town, including Black Sheep Lodge, The Far Out Lounge and Jack and Gingers, to name a few. From Round Rock to San Marcos, there's plenty of places along the I-35 strip that will stream the big match come Saturday.
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Police have arrested one of two suspects involved in a mass shooting at Austin's Sixth Street in the early morning hours on Saturday, leaving 14 people injured and two in critical condition.
The arrest was made by the Austin Police Department and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. One suspect is still at large.
Police started receiving 911 phone calls at 1:24 a.m about a man that fired shots into a large crowd, and responded to a chaotic scene on the 400 block of East Sixth Street. Detectives are surveying video footage captured by bystanders and cameras on the scene to identify the suspect.
The Austin Police Department has narrowed down their search to two male suspects and believes there was "some type of disturbance" between the two parties.
No deaths have been reported. Fourteen victims are receiving treatment in a hospital in stable condition with one treated in an emergency room; two are in critical condition.
According to Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon, "almost all" of the victims are innocent bystanders but police have not ruled anyone out at this time.
Shooting on 6th Street Austin Texas 6-12-2021 (Aftermath) youtu.be
The shooting occurred on the weekend of the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally. With lots of people downtown, police say it was difficult to get EMS in and out of the scene. Police arrived while the scene was still an "active threat," officers "immediately began lifesaving measures" and drove six victims to the hospital in their squad cars, said Chacon, and four were transported in ambulances.
Chacon said that the incident is believed to be isolated, and they optimistic they will be successful in getting the two suspects into custody. Multiple departments, including APD, the FBI, Texas DPS and the ATF, are involved in the investigation.
Austin police are also requesting state troopers for patrol assistance in the coming days. Chacon stressed staffing issues are increasingly making responding to emergency calls "very hard."
"Overall, we remain a safe city," Chacon said. "Also keep in mind when you come downtown, you need to be safety conscious. Be vigilant of your environment and your surroundings."
Today marks the five-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in which 49 were killed and 53 wounded in Orlando, Florida. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 911 or 512-472-TIPS.
This story was updated at 2:47 p.m. to include new information and will be updated as more details are revealed.
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Austin police are investigating a homicide in North Austin where a woman was shot and killed, just hours after a mass shooting in Downtown Austin hospitalized 14 people.
APD is working a suspicious death near the 1900 block of W Rundberg Ln. PIO is en route and will update with media staging location. PIO6
— Austin Police Department (@Austin_Police) June 12, 2021
Police originally responded to Ironhorse Flats Apartments, 1900 block of W. Rundberg Lane, at 3:20 p.m. when they found the woman with multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4:07 p.m.
No one is in custody as of yet but police are speaking with potential witnesses. Officials said they believe this was an isolated incident with no danger to the public but said possible relation to the downtown shooting has not been specifically ruled out.
Officers could not provide a suspect description and the relationship to the victim is still unknown.
This is a developing story that will be updated as details become available.
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