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NEW DETAILS: Authorities ID suspect in double homicide near Lake Travis 


Thursday, 3:15 p.m. update: Authorities said Thursday they are searching for Randall Lee Burrows in connection with a double homicide near Lake Travis.

The Travis County sheriff’s office have issued a murder warrant for Burrows, 54. He should be considered to be armed and dangerous, officials said.

Travis County deputies have accused Burrows of killing two people and critically injuring another person Wednesday evening. Authorities have declined to identify the victims but said that the two people who died were boyfriend and girlfriend. It is unclear who the third victim is.

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The shooting happened around 7:40 p.m. in the 2000 block of Whitebead Trail in a neighborhood south of Mansfield Dam at Lake Travis, sheriff’s officials said.

When deputies arrived, they found two people lying on the front yard with gunshot wounds to the head.

It is unclear what led to the shooting but deputies believe the incident might have started with a business dispute.

Burrows is 5-feet-9-inches tall, weighs about 155 lbs., and has brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen driving a white 2011 Ford Escape with license plates FVX-4037.

Burrows has been charged with previous offenses, including two aggravated assaults in Montgomery County since 1989.

Authorities are asking anyone who sees Burrows not to approach him and call 911.

10:20 p.m. update: Travis County deputies are searching for a shooter who they say killed two people and critically injured another Wednesday evening. 

The shooting happened around 7:40 p.m. in the 2000 block of Whitebead Trail in a neighborhood south of Mansfield Dam at Lake Travis, sheriff’s officials said.

A woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s died at the scene, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said.

Officials declined to say what they think might have led to the shooting and said they expect to provide more details on Thursday.

Officials do not believe the public is currently at risk, Travis County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Kristen Dark said. 

“We believe this was an isolated incident,” Dark said.

Mitchell Lindsey, who lives in the area, said he had spoken with a neighbor who was serving as a witness for police. The neighbor told Lindsey that the victims had been a married couple and their tenant who rented a trailer from them across the street, he said.

The victims had argued with a contractor, who had worked on the trailer, Lindsey said, and the neighbor believes it was the contractor who shot the three of them. 

Lindsey was unsure if it was the wife or the tenant who had died. 

Sheriff’s officials declined Wednesday to confirm this account. 

Earlier: Two people have died from gunshot wounds near Lake Travis and a critically injured woman is being taken to an area hospital, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. 

Multiple EMS units responded about 7:40 p.m. to a call from the 2000 block of White Bead Trail, EMS Cmdr. Mike Benavides said. When medics arrived, they found a woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s dead on scene, he said. 

Another woman in her 40s was found with critical, life-threatening gunshot wounds and was taken by a STAR Flight helicopter to University Medical Center Brackenridge, Benavides said. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 


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