Image via @sxsw

Image via @sxsw

The final day of South By Southwest got off to an unfortunate start, with gunshots being fired in downtown Austin.

KIII-TV reporter Kristin Diaz tweeted that she saw the shots fired and that the commotion caused a “crowd of people to run in panic,” at about at 1:30 a.m. CST near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Trinity Street, by Trinity Hall at Old School Bar & Grill.

The Austin Police Department later tweeted that the suspect, who has been apprehended, fired rounds into the air, none of which resulted in injuries. No more information was given about the identity of the suspect, or what charges this person might be facing.

On a lighter note, Pigeons & Planes was at SXSW and we had all sorts of fun. Take a look at what we were up to on Instagram, and check back here soon for more detailed and exclusive SXSW coverage.


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