This story has been corrected from 10:57 a.m. EST Thursday to state that only one of the two people on the moped was killed and the other fatality was a pedestrian. Event cancellations was also clarified. See our separate update published Friday for victim information.
AUSTIN (TheStreet) -- Tyler the Creator is known for wild, even dangerous stage antics and his fans eat it up. But no one could have anticipated his fans becoming victims of a tragic horror show in Austin last night.
Police are saying this morning that two people are dead and 23 injured, five critically, when a car slammed through a crowd outside the Mohawk, a club at 912 Red River Street at 12:30 a.m., where Tyler was scheduled for a 1 a.m. show.
According to press reports, a suspected drunk driver was trying to elude police and crashed through a barricade that had blocked traffic to the street, hitting pedestrians as he drove through the crowd. He kept going, for two blocks, striking others and hitting a couple on a moped and killing one of them before crashing at a corner. The driver got out and fled the scene. Police say they caught him, subdued him with Taser and took him into custody.
He'll be charged with two counts of murder among other charges.
A more complete briefing by police on the incident is expected at 11:30 a.m. EST.
Here covering the music portion of the festival for TheStreet, I was in a small club about nine blocks away when the accident happened, watching a different performance by Brooklyn vocalist and electronics artist Tei Shi. That ended early enough that I thought I might be able catch the Tyler the Creator show. I arrived on the accident scene at Red River Street a little before 1 a.m.