A manhunt took place in Austin, Texas over the weekend after a gunman opened fire a crowded downtown street as bars were closing Sunday. According to American News, one person was killed and four others were wounded.
The deceased victim has been identified as Teqnika Moultrie, a San Francisco resident who was visiting her fiancée’s family in Austin.
“On behalf of the Austin Police Department we wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young woman who lost her life to this senseless act of violence and wishes for a speedy recovery to the individuals wounded,” Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a statement. “The men and women of the Austin Police Department will work tireless to identify and apprehend the person responsible.”
Sam Vedamanikam, 26, told reporters that he was walking to his car with friends when they heard gunshots.
“There were just tons of people on Sixth Street and I see all of them jump toward the ground,” he recalled. “A lot of people were screaming.”
The shooter has been identified as Endicott McCray, and he has not yet been apprehended. According to Statesmen, he has been described as a 5-foot-9-inch tall black man who weighs approximately 130 pounds pounds. McCray has a goatee wears his hair in dreadlocks.
We will update you further as this story develops.