AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department says that they are investigating a homicide on East Stassney Lane, according to a tweet from the agency’s Twitter account.

The tweet states that the investigation is happening in the 500 block of E. Stassney Lane.

APD held a media briefing, where an APD sergeant said that the victim was a Black or Hispanic woman in her mid-20s. The identity of the victim is being withheld until her next of kin has been notified.

According to APD, officers initially responded to the area at 8:40 p.m. after 911 calls reported shots fired and a car crash.

Officers located a crashed vehicle in the 700 to 800 block of E. Stassney Lane. The victim was inside the vehicle and had “injuries incompatible with life.”

Austin-Travis County EMS also responded to the scene, and the victim was pronounced dead at 8:50 p.m.

APD says that they believe there is not an ongoing threat to the public.

Neighbors react

The car crashed into the south gate of the Griffis Soco Apartments.

Neighbors like Orlando Viazloving were home at the time of the crash. He says it was extremely loud. Thinking the racket was possibly gunfire, he and his wife tried to keep away from windows.

Viazloving says once comfortable he went outside where neighbors gathered. He says he could hear a woman screaming, but wasn’t sure where it was coming from.

Soon after, he says police, fire, and EMS arrived.

“We thought that maybe the gate had been opened by somebody going out because it’s an exit gate that somebody tried to beat the gate and hadn’t been able to make it on time,” Viazloving said. “A sound like that is obviously scary.”

This is a developing story. KXAN will update this article as information becomes available.