AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday night near East Fifth and Red River streets, according to a post on the APD Twitter account.
Austin-Travis County EMS initially transported two people from that scene with gunshot wounds. At that time, both victims were in critical, life-threatening condition, ATCEMS says.
APD Sgt. Marcus Davis gave a briefing to the media around 10:30 p.m. He said officers responded at 8:37 p.m. to a 911 call reporting shots fired near East Fifth and Red River streets.
“Upon arrival, officers located one male laying in the middle of the street with obvious trauma to his body,” Davis said. “While officers were canvassing the area, we located a second subject and that person was pronounced deceased on the scene.”
The first victim was transported to Dell Seton hospital and is undergoing surgery, according to Davis.
The area is secure at this time and officers are investigating, APD said. Davis said APD currently believes the incident to be isolated.
Davis asks anyone with information to call (512) 974-8477.