Gang, homicide investigators seeking shooter after man killed in East Austin 


3 p.m. update: Detectives from Austin police gang and homicide units are investigating a shooting in East Austin on Wednesday that left one man in his 20s dead.

Though gang investigators were assisting homicide detectives with the case, police could not confirm whether the fatal shooting is gang-related, Sgt. David Daniels said.

Police first responded to the RARE Apartments at 6407 Springdale Road at 12:47 p.m. in response to a report of a shooting. Daniels said police have heard from witnesses that the shooting happened during an altercation involving a group of people.

Medics took the victim to University Medical Center Brackenridge, where he died.

Police have not made any arrests in the case, but Daniels said police do not believe the shooter poses any larger threat to the public.

“We are interviewing witnesses and trying to confirm (details) to hopefully resolve this situation as quickly as possible,” Daniels said.

1:45 p.m. update: Austin police have confirmed that one person is dead in an East Austin shooting.

Earlier: At least one person has been injured in a shooting in East Austin on Wednesday afternoon.

Austin police received reports of the incident in the 6400 block of Springdale Road near the intersection with Manor Road around 12:46 p.m.

Officers arrived and found one person who had been shot, police said.

The victim, who has not yet been identified, will be taken to a hospital, officials said.

Officers are actively investigating the scene, and are asking drivers and others in the area to stay away.


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