SXSW's Final Day Violence Breaks Out

This year's SXSW seemed to be going off without a hitch, as headlines mainly focused on the impressive array of lit parties and super-dope showcases. Until last night at around 1:30am, that is, as right as many of the night's major events were beginning to wind down, gunshots were fired in a densely crowded area, around E. Sixth Street and Trinity Street in downtown Austin. 

There's no footage of police taking down the suspect, but it seems they were able to do so relatively quickly. According to Austin's KXAN news station, police confirmed they were able to apprehend a suspect a short time after the gunshots were fired and that they also recovered the gun in question. The suspect apparently fired the gun into the air, and no one was hurt. 

The uploader of the above video notes that one can see a man who might have a handgun in his jacket pocket in the first few seconds of the clip. 

Today, on the festival's final day, there was another violent scene, albeit not quite as severe. A fight broke out, involving many members of the crowd, during a Lil Uzi Vert performance.

Source: hotnewhiphop.com


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