WASHINGTON, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 1st August, 2016) - Police in Texas said Sunday they were seeking a person of interest in an overnight shooting that killed a young woman and wounded four other people. The Austin Police Department said it was seeking Endicott McCray, a slender 24-year-old black man. Police across the country, and especially in Texas, remain on edge after a rash of shootings, including one on July 7 in Dallas which saw five officers killed by a black extremist.
The incident in Austin began shortly after 2:15 am (0715 GMT) in an area filled with bars and nightclubs. Police warned people to avoid the area, tweeting: "Active shooter incident downtown, multiple victims. Stay away from downtown." A woman in her 20s was killed, authorities said. They have not named any of the victims, three of whom were treated at a hospital while the fourth was treated at the scene and released. It was unclear whether the shooter knew any of the victims. At a press conference broadcast via Periscope, Austin Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley said that when officers arrived they found "a very chaotic scene." There appeared to have been a disturbance during which an individual pulled out a gun and fired into a crowd, he said. A second shooting nearby was apparently unrelated. No one was hurt.