AUSTIN, Texas – A man was accidentally shot in downtown Austin Friday afternoon.
At 1 p.m. Austin/Travis County EMS tweeted that a man in his 30s is suffering from a gunshot wound. The incident took place at the Caritas of Austin community kitchen.
According to Caritas, a security guard's weapon accidentally discharged during an altercation in the community kitchen. The three people involved have been treated and release from the hospital with minor injuries.
Caritas says out of an abundance of caution, they are closing the community kitchen on Monday and Tuesday of next week to address internal safety protocols and ensure such an incident does not occur again.