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Gunman opens fire in posh Austin hotel

7:10am BST - 01:00

Police shoot and kill a man after he opened fire inside a hotel in Austin, Texas killing one person. Julie Noce reports.

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Police shot and killed a man after he gunned down another person inside an upscale hotel in downtown Austin, Texas Sunday morning. Police Chief Brian Manley. SOUNDBITE (English) POLICE CHIEF BRIAN MANLEY SAYING: "What we do understand is that this individual was inside the Omni Hotel with a rifle. He shot and killed one person that is down in the lobby of the Omni Hotel. He then fired multiple shots inside the Omni both around the hotel and at officers who responded to the scene. We don't have any information at this point that leads us to believe that this is anything other than random." Local media say the gunman was a white male in his 30's. The name of the gunman and the person he killed have not been released. Police said there is no reason to believe the gunman knew the victim. The officer who shot and killed the gunman has been placed on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation, police said.

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Gunman opens fire in posh Austin hotel

7:10am BST - 01:00