AUSTIN (KXAN) – One person died, and another was seriously injured after a shooting in downtown Austin early Saturday. The Austin Police Department is investigating the shooting.
Austin police said the shooting happened in the 500 block of E. 7th St. near the intersection of Neches Street at approximately 2 a.m. after some type of disturbance.
When officers responded to a 911 shots fired call, they found a man with gunshot wounds. Police said that person was taken to the hospital.
Officers found a second man lying on the ground unresponsive with several gunshot wounds. APD identified him as Dionysius Edward Thompson, 20. He died at the scene.
APD said there is no suspect currently in custody, but believe this to be an isolated incident with no threat to the public.
Anyone with information or video of the incident should call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS; the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at email@example.com. You may remain anonymous.
This case is being investigated as Austin’s 46th homicide of 2022.