TRAFFIC ALERT: Several downtown streets closed as police investigate shooting


Austin police have shut down several streets in Downtown Austin while investigators gather evidence related to a police shooting that left a 21-year-old dead on Friday morning.

According to police, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth streets are blocked off at San Jacinto and Trinity streets, along with the intersection of Seventh and Brazos streets.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area or find alternate routes during the morning commute.

It was unclear how long officers expected to keep the streets closed.

Police said eight officers opened fire on a man on Trinity Street around 1 a.m. after receiving several reports of fights and gunfire.

The man was pronounced dead at 1:22 a.m.


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