AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police are searching for suspects and a vehicle after a shooting in the parking lot of a north Austin bar left one man dead and two others hurt early Sunday morning, according to Austin police.
The shooting took place at about 1:50 a.m. at 10205 N. Lamar Boulevard near Masterson Pass. When police arrived at the scene, they found three Hispanic men with gunshot wounds.
Police say 26-year-old Julio Cesar Gamez-Contreras was pronounced dead at the scene after medical personnel tried to revive him with CPR and other life-saving measures. The other two men were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. Their injuries were not life-threatening, police say.
Austin homicide and crime scene units began processing the scene and interviewing witnesses.
“They are speaking with witnesses who advised that a fight had broken out inside the bar between the victims and several Hispanic male suspects,” police wrote in a press release Sunday afternoon.
The fight moved to the parking lot where the shooting occurred, police say. Witnesses told police the suspects fled after the shooting in a white Cadillac Escalade truck with chrome wheels.
Travis County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled Gamez-Contreras’ death a homicide.
Anyone with video or information about the shooting is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS or text “Tip 103” and your message to CRIMES.