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Suspect in Texas shooting still at large

Published 01/08/2016

Well wishers await the arrival of US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in Moneygall, County Offaly, during his visit to Ireland.
Well wishers await the arrival of US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in Moneygall, County Offaly, during his visit to Ireland.

Police in Texas say a man suspected of opening fire in a crowded entertainment district of the city of Austin, killing one woman, was probably aiming at someone else.

Authorities said the 24-year-old suspect remains at large, more than a day after the shooting along Austin's famed Sixth Street of music clubs.

A judge has signed a murder arrest warrant with a 2 million dollar (£1.5 million) bond.

A witness told police the suspected gunman had been shoved by another man when he pulled out a handgun tucked into his waistband. Investigators found four bullet casings near a 20-year-old woman who was fatally shot in the head.

Three other women were taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have described a "chaotic" scene during the shooting.

AP

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