Drunk driving suspect arrested; 2 dead and 23 injured at SWSX
Two people were killed and 23 injured when a car plowed into a crowd of people early on Thursday morning near the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) music and film festival in Austin, Texas, and a suspect was arrested, police said. Eyewitnesses and other news outlets on the scene described a grey sedan with a cracked windshield plowing into the crowd, leaving a trail of wounded clubgoers in the middle of the busy intersection. Police and emergency medical technicians immediately responded and cordoned off the area. Police hit the suspect with an electric stun gun and he was taken into custody at the scene. "There is only one person responsible for this, someone with no regard for the sanctity of life.,” Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters in a hastily called briefing. "Our focus is on gathering evidence and seeking justice for the people who lost their lives." Read more at Chicago Tribune.