There was apparently another shooting last weekend in Texas, but odds are you didn’t hear about it.
A man has been arrested by police in Austin, Texas after he apparently went on a shooting spree in which the man targeted other vehicles.
Rolando Martinez, 25, opened fire from his vehicle early Saturday morning down a stretch of I-35 that resulted in four people being shot, including a 7-year-old girl.
“We have a lot of crime scenes,” Austin Police Assistant Chief Joseph Chacon said. “We have several people that were injured in this.”
According to KXAN - Austin:
Austin police say the shooting began about 2 a.m. Saturday and ended around 3:15 a.m. Calls to 911 came in from multiple places along I-35, stretching from south Austin at Stassney Lane up to Wells Branch Parkway[…]
Officials arrested Martinez at a home on municipal traffic warrants Saturday. When they questioned him, he told them he had been drinking at the Nocturno Nightclub and didn’t remember much from that night but he did remember waking up in a grassy median near the freeway, according to the affidavit.
Austin Police have not yet determined a motive.
Martinez even chased a mother driving with her 4-year-old daughter, ramming into her car and pointing a rifle at her, which made the woman fear for both her and her daughter’s life.
KXAN also reported that, according to Travis County Jail records, Martinez “has an Immigration and Naturalization Service [INS] detainer on him.”
MRCTV emailed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) asking whether Martinez was in fact present in the United States illegally at the tie of is arrest. So far, the agency has not answered that question.
Martinez's bond has been set at $1 million.
For the press conference Asst. Chief Chacon held last Saturday afternoon, watch below: