AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin Police homicide detectives are investigating Friday morning shooting in East Austin that left one man dead.
Just before 1 a.m., a 911 caller reported Roberto Reyna, 36, had been shot at a home in the 3500 block of Gonzales St., near East 7th St. and Springdale Rd.
Reyna was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge where he later died.
"I lost my baby, my baby's gone," said Eva Reyna, Roberto's mother. "Someone came and murdered my son."
Police have not yet made any arrests in the shooting, but are looking for a Hispanic male, approximately 5-foot-7 with a bald head and medium build. He was last seen wearing dark clothing.
"Someone murdered my son, and whoever did it, I want him caught," Eva said.
Family members told KXAN that Reyna lived in the home with his grandmother and cousin. They say he died on his 36th birthday, leaving behind three children and two grandkids.
Officer Marcus Davis, who briefed the media, said he did not have any information on the nature of the shooting, the relationship of the victim to the shooter, or how many people may have witnessed it.
Investigators spent the early morning hours taking photos of the crime scene, while a few neighbors watched from the street.
"If anybody knows or has information that help us lead to the person who killed my son," Eva said, "please call the police department."
This is the fourth homicide in Austin in the last two weeks.
"Homicides are something that are usually pretty random," Davis said. "So I would not say that this is a concern. It's probably just a bad week for the city of Austin."
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crimestoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES.
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