A person in Austin, Texas as shot in the leg around 4am after a fight broke out between 2 men on 5th street.
“No one took it seriously at all. I don’t think people even realized it was someone getting shot,” said Kristal Winston, a witness of shooting.
Three friends were out for a Saturday night in the Warehouse District when they heard and saw something they’ll never forget.
“And all of a sudden I heard a loud pop,” Winston said.
“The guy, he initially shot and it seemed like it kept clicking but he must have run out of bullets or it must have been jammed,” said C.J. Chidok, who also saw the crime unravel.
“He was kind of, you know, shaking it; he was clicking and nothing was coming out,” Dean Butler, another witness, said.
The one shot was enough.
“I turned around and I saw someone stumbling or leaning over,” Winston said.
Winston, Chidok and Butler were in line at a sandwich shop when they herd the bang.
They turned around and saw the victim and suspect in front of Antro Night Club.
Police say it started when two people were arguing. One took out a gun and the other man started running. The gunman fired but missed his target, instead hitting an innocent bystander. That’s when the suspect realized his time was up.
“I seen him take off running and the Austin Police went after, chasing him,” Chidok said.
An off-duty officer heard the shot and went after the suspect on foot, according to police. They said he caught the gunman in a nearby parking garage.
This comes after an incident two weeks ago, just a block away near Roppolo’s Pizza. Several men are charged with felonies for severely beating a husband and wife. The husband had a broken leg, ankle and hand. His wife was beaten until she passed out.
That night, people tried to help, but this weekend, people didn’t even realize what was going on.
“No one even, no one scattered at all. It was the weirdest thing,” Winston said. “Nothing, nothing at all. It was like everyone just carried on with what they were doing, you know eating their pizza or trying to sober up. It was odd.”
That’s because the Warehouse District is usually a safe place at night.
“There’s always been fights, but nothing like that. Nothing that serious where it could have really really hurt somebody if it had not, you know, gone in to the guy’s leg, I guess,” Butler said.
Still serious, but everyone went home alive.
The suspect is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and more charges could be added later.
The victim’s injury was not life-threatening.