Shooter on the run after homicide near Wells Branch, North Austin, officials say


Travis County deputies are looking for a person who they say shot and killed a man Thursday evening in Travis County, not far from Wells Branch and North Austin, officials said. 

Deputies responded to 911 call around 5:30 p.m., and found the victim dead in the 14000 block of Thermal Drive, sheriff’s officials said.

The shooter fled on foot, sheriff’s officials said. They are currently looking for this person.

Authorities are urging residents in the area to lock their doors and not open them to strangers. 


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