AUSTIN (KXAN) - The man who died in Tuesday night's shooting in Northeast Austin apartment complex parking lot was identified by police on Wednesday as 19-year-old Reynaldo Ortega.
Austin police were still looking for the man who killed Ortega and injured another person at the Cameron Greens Apartments.
Lt. Michael Eveleth with APD's violent crimes division said the man likely picked random people to rob in the parking lot. When he came across Ortega, a brief dispute occurred before Ortega was shot multiple times.
Just moments later, police think the same suspect shot another man in the head on the other side of the apartment complex. That victim was taken to the hospital and is now in stable condition.
Surveillance video captured a black man believed to be 18-20 years old with short hair walking the parking lot of the complex. Police believe he was the gunman.
The random nature and motivation for the crime caught police by surprise.
"This really caught us off guard because we are not seeing robberies out there. We are not working any current series," said Eveleth. "We didn't have any other robberies that seem related to this one. This is out of the blue for us."
Robberies in the area and across the city are down in 2013 according to Eveleth.
Police said the shooting happened around 9:15 p.m. in the 5700 block of Cameron Road , which is near the Capital Plaza shopping center.
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