At Least 3 Dead In Austin, Texas; Shooter On The Loose

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by Tyler Durden
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 - 03:37 PM

Update (1551 ET): Austin police have identified the suspect at large, his name is 41-year-old, Steven Broderick.

According to KVUE's Tony Plohetski, Broderick could be ex-law enforcement. 

Local news KXAN reports the Broderick was a former Travis County detective who was charged with child sexual assault last year. 

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Authorities in Austin, Texas are conducting a massive search after three people were killed in a shooting at Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway in the Arboretum area, according to local news KXAN Austin

Austin police requested residents in the northwest part of the city to "shelter in place and report suspicious activity." Police said, "the suspect is still at large," adding that, "it appears this is a domestic situation that is isolated, and there is no risk to the general public." 

Police are treating the situation as an "active shooter" and said "PIO en route," which stands for police intelligence operations. 

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS) pronounced three people dead at the scene around the 9600 block of Great Hills Trail earlier this afternoon. The incident was reported around 11:42 a.m. local time. 

Here are ATCEMS' updates on the ongoing situation: 

Authorities said no other injuries had been reported. American-Statesman journalist said helicopters circled overhead as officers with combat military gear arrived on the scene searching for the suspect. 

An American-Statesman reporter provides an update on the incident area. 

Local news KVUE provides a live update on the shooting. 

The timing of this tragic shooting comes as the US has experienced a recent uptick in mass shootings. Just days ago, a 19-year-old male shot up a FedEx facility, resulting in the deaths of eight people.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration signed several Executive Orders allegedly designed to "curb gun violence" but really designed to abolish the Second Amendment and the Bill of Rights.