AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police say 18-year-old Mario Vences was shot and killed following a disagreement between a group of people that then turned violent when someone pulled a gun and fired several shots.
APD is still investigating the shooting, but say they have identified a person of interest.
On Tuesday, APD officers responded to the homicide in the 1000 block of Springdale Road, which is the road’s intersection with Airport Boulevard. Austin-Travis County EMS said it was called at 4:18 p.m. At the time, two people were taken to hospital.
APD confirmed the people shot were men, and that one of them died at the hospital. The other man is expected to survive his gunshot wounds, APD said.
APD tweeted about the homicide at 5:45 p.m. and told people to avoid the area.
This is Austin’s 31st homicide of 2022.
There’s no information on a suspect or suspects at this time, APD said.