Man dead, woman taken to the hospital after shooting in northwest Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — One man is dead, and a woman is now in stable condition after a shooting in northwest Austin, police said Monday.

The shooting happened Monday afternoon at the Studio 6 Hotel on Pavilion Boulevard, a street between U.S. Highway 183 and Jollyville Road south of McNeil Drive. The Austin Police Department said in a news conference later the shoot/stab hotshot call came in at 1:13 p.m.

The caller reported a woman with blood on her ran out of the hotel room saying she was shot, APD said.

Officers found her with “injuries consistent with a shooting” outside the hotel. She was taken to a local trauma center. Austin-Travis County EMS initially reported her injuries as critical and life-threatening.

Another shooting victim, a man, was found inside the room. He was pronounced dead at 1:32 p.m., APD said.

Police explained the man and woman did have a room rented at the hotel, but it’s not known how long they had been staying there yet.

APD said potentially two suspects ran away from the hotel on foot. Officers do not have a description at this time.

Police don’t know if there was a relationship between the victims and the suspects, but they are looking into it. They are investigating the shooting as a suspicious death.

It’s still an active scene, and people should avoid the area as much as possible while police investigate. Anyone with information on who the suspects might be should call APD’s tip line at (512) 974-8477.

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