One dead, three injured after shooting in Texas

Police say separate, unrelated shootings happened in the same area

One dead, three injured after shooting in Texas

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One woman has died following a shooting in Austin, Texas.

Emergency Medical Service officials confirmed that a woman aged in her 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

While three other women in their 30s were transported to hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. And a fifth person refused to be taken to hospital.

The fatal shooting is understood to have happened outside 'Friends' bar in Austin as people were heading home in the early hours.

"Active shooter incident downtown, multiple victims. Stay away from downtown," Austin police said on Twitter at about 3.00am this morning.

Officers are still looking for the gunman.

About half an hour later police said there were "separate shootings within the same area" but that both scenes had been secured.

Austin Police Chief-of-Staff Brian Manley says the two incidents are unrelated.

Witness Dorian Santiago says people were leaving bars to go home when the shootings happened.

Footage from the scene hears what appears to be several gunshots.

The shootings come after several major gun incidents in America.

On June 12th, 49 people were shot dead at an Orlando gay nightclub by a man who sympathised with Islamist extremist groups.

A military veteran then shot dead five police in Dallas on July 7th amid a demonstration over the killings of black men by police, and just over a week later three officers were killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.