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Shooting reported across the street from St. Edward’s University

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UPDATE 1:57 P.M.: “There is no indication of any shots being fired, at this time,” APD representative Amanda Cole said. 

APD responded to a reported shooting at the 3000 block of South Congress Ave., directly across the street from St. Edward’s University. 

The original call of a shooting has been changed to just a disturbance call, Cole said. Two individuals were detained at the scene, however, they were released by APD after it was determined they were not involved with the incident.

“[There is] no indication that there was ever two people [involved],” Cole said. “The complainant is no longer cooperating.” 

ORIGINAL STORY: The Austin Police Department responded to a report of a shooting across the street from the main entrance of St. Edward’s University on South Congress Ave., APD representative Amanda Cole said. 

APD responded to a disturbance at 12:38 p.m., possibly involving gunshots between a male and female, Cole said. Cole also said no one has been arrested. There are no reported injuries. 

Students received an alert from the St. Edward’s University Police Department at 12:48 p.m. today, alerting them of a possible shooting near campus, at the 100 block of Woodward St. 

UPD was asked to respond by APD, UPD officer Alice Gilroy said.

“We were asked to respond to assist, to let us know there was possible danger to the university,” she said. ” That’s what APD does for us, so we all ran to the areas and [APD] already had two guys in custody, and that’s all we know.”

At 12:59 p.m., UPD sent out an alert to students stating: The incident at 100 block of Woodward has been resolved and it is safe to return/resume normal activity.

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Shooting reported across the street from St. Edward’s University