Biker rally not connected to mass shooting in Austin say police
AUSTIN, Tex. (BIKER DAD) — Biker rally not connected to mass shooting in Austin. The mass shooting in during a bike rally in Texas has police looking for answers. Although police have not indicated any connection between the Republic of Texas motorcycle rally in Austin, thousands of bikers are in town for the event. KXAN reports that police say there’s no indication it’s connected to the shooting. But with that many motorcycle enthusiast in town many of the witnesses are likely bikers. The Republic of Texas rally is a huge event.
13 people were shot according to an Austin Police Department press release, “there were a total of 13 victims who sustained gunshot wounds or were injured. Eleven victims are in stable condition, and two victims are in critical condition. At this time, no fatalities have been reported.”
Police say pre-pandemic crowds gathered on Sixth Street. That’s Austin’s famous area for entertainment and LIVE music.