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Four shot in Central Austin by man dressed as Santa Claus

29 October 2017

Austin police have arrested a man dressed as Santa Claus who is suspected of shooting at least three people at a Halloween party early Sunday.

He was taken into custody and police believe he acted alone.

"While en route to the call, officers received a information on a secondary location that's just down the block", he said. City medics rushed all three to Dell Seton Medical Center in downtown Austin for treatment. A man in his twenties and a woman in her thirties were taken to the hospital with critical injuries, while another woman in her thirties had serious injuries.

A fourth victim refused medical treatment at the scene.

Police responded to the Austin neighborhood at 6:12 a.m. Sunday after multiple reports of a shooting.

Police say the man was dressed up for a Halloween party and knew his victims. Police say none of the victims injuries appear to be life-threatening at this time.

The suspect's name has not been released, and a motive has not been revealed.

Four shot in Central Austin by man dressed as Santa Claus