SXSW has released a statement a few minutes ago regarding last night’s incident, where a drunk driver killed two and injured two dozen more when he plowed into a group of pedestrians at Red River and East 10th streets. Shows around the area of the Mohawk live music venue will be re-scheduled and/or re-routed.
The message reads:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the tragic accident that took place last night here in Austin. We appreciate and commend the first responders as well as the city agencies who so quickly sprung into action.
We will be making schedule and venue changes for programming in the surrounding area of last night’s events. All other programming will continue as previously scheduled. Please watch this website and twitter.com/sxsw for updates throughout the day.
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