Man dies in north Austin shooting; police searching for suspect

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is dead after a shooting in north Austin Sunday night, according to the Austin Police Department.

As of about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, police said there is no suspect in custody — though officers are looking for someone.

Senior Austin Police Officer Alexandra Parker explained in a briefing the department received multiple reports of gunshots heard in the 5100 block of Longspur Boulevard around 7:20 p.m. The area is east of North Lamar Boulevard and north of W. Rundberg Lane.

Parker said officers found a man on the ground with obvious signs of trauma when they arrived to the scene about five minutes later.

Austin-Travis County EMS spokesman said medics got the call to respond at 7:22 p.m.

Though officers tried to save his life, Ofc. Parker said the man was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m. Police are investigating this as a homicide.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call the Austin Police Department’s homicide tip line at 512-477-3588.

This is Austin’s 66th homicide of 2021, Parker confirmed.

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