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Car Drives Into Crowd At SXSW, Kills Two

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The SXSW festival has been marred by tragedy this morning.

Just after 12:30 AM, a man drove his car into a crowd of people on Red River Street in Austin, TX. 23 people were injured, and so far two have been reported dead.

The large crowd was gathered in line to see the punk band X as part of South By Southwest festival.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a press conference held early this morning that the suspect, currently in custody, was being stopped for a DWI and tried to escape.

His car struck several people and vehicles and killed a couple driving a moped.

Chief Acevedo says the suspect will be charged with two counts of capital murder for those deaths.

So horrible.

[Image via Tina Shively/Twitter.]

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2 comments to “Car Drives Into Crowd At SXSW, Kills Two”

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    It's funny how gun grubbers will instantly start yelling to ban guns after some moron shoots a place up. Statistically alcohol causes way more deaths than guns. Statistics also prove that only 0.0009% of gun owners use their guns to kill someone per year (that's less than 1% if you have a 1st grade math education). No one ever says to ban alcohol in order to save lives. Now, if someone wanted to hurt a lot of people and could not get a gun, he could simply drive into a large crowd of people and kill a lot of them. Now this was an accident by DWI guy. Imagine the damage that could be done if he had an intent to kill. Derp. Isn't about saving lives, it's about people's irrational fear of inanimate objects.

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    Re: NookiesWA
    I agree with you 100%. Well said and great argument. (implying however that the people who visit this site would appreciate it).