(AllHipHop News) According to multiple reports, a drunk driver killed two people at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. A man and a women riding a moped were fatally hit as the suspect was apparently fleeing from police. Twenty-three other people were injured and taken to the hospital.
Austin police have a suspect in custody. The suspect has been charged with two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle.
Authorities say the suspect was driving the wrong direction on a one-way street. After officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver plowed through a barricade and into a crowd outside The Mohawk Club.
The driver continued down several other streets, eventually striking the two victims that died at the scene. The suspect later jumped out of the car and was finally taken down by police using a taser.
Watch the Austin Police Department’s media briefing about the incident below.