Teen walking home shot in north Austin


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A teen was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a shooting.

No one else was injured, according to Austin-Travis County EMS, who said the injured boy was in his “late teens.” He was taken to Round Rock Medical Center with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries. Austin police don’t know how many times he was shot but said as of 8:25 a.m. his vital signs were stable and he was cooperating with police.

A teen was shot in north Austin Jan. 25, 2018 (KXAN Photo/Chris Davis)

The Austin Police Department says the victim was shot walking home from work around 4 a.m. in the 1700 block of W. Braker Lane when he was approached by at least two people. Around that time, people called 911 and said they heard gunshots. Officers are investigating near the intersection of W. Braker Lane and Ptarmigan Drive. Robbery detectives are also on scene but police have not confirmed if it was a robbery.

Earlier police said the victim told them he was walking from a Wendy’s, and they and ATC EMS also mentioned the 10600 block of Plains Trail as part of the investigation.

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