Rep. Roy’s Response to Tragic Shooting in Downtown Austin

On Saturday, I issued the following statement in response to a shooting in downtown Austin, leaving at least thirteen people wounded:

We are praying for the victims of last night’s tragic shooting on 6th Street in Austin, and are thankful for the quick action and response by first responders.  It is noteworthy that it was Austin PD officers who were on the scene literally saving lives - applying tourniquets and taking people to the hospital - when EMTs couldn’t respond through the crowds. Crime in Austin continues to rise as our police force faces reduced resources, leaving Austinites feeling unsafe.  The perpetrator must face swift justice for this heinous crime and I support all of law enforcement’s efforts to ensure that. As we move forward, we need city leaders to make the right decisions to restore Austin to the once safe city we all loved.


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