US: Shooter targets buildings in Austin says police

Austin: Austin police say a gunman suspected of opening fire on several downtown buildings and police headquarters has died after being shot.

According to their verified Twitter account, Austin police say the male suspect died early Friday in what authorities call an officer-involved shooting.

 US: Shooter targets buildings in Austin says police

Austin Police. Reuters

Police did not immediately say who fatally shot the suspect. Police say the man had targeted "multiple downtown buildings" in the gunfire before dawn.

Austin-Travis County EMS reports the incident led to part of Interstate 35 through downtown Austin being closed as officers tried to secure the scene.

Further details weren't immediately available.

Austin police didn't immediately a message for comment Friday.


Updated Date: Nov 28, 2014 17:49:12 IST