AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that happened the night of Aug. 19 in the 11900 block of Menchaca Rd.
Deputies responded at 11:40 p.m. A 911 caller reported someone had been shot, and a vehicle left the scene.
When deputies arrived, they found a Hispanic male in his teens with a gunshot wound. He was transported by Austin-Travis County EMS but died of his injuries at 12:10 a.m. Saturday.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office told KXAN Aug. 30 the victim was identified as Wilbert “Willie” Vasquez Lopez, 18.
Detectives collected evidence through the night and believed the victim was targeted but said this was an isolated incident.
TCSO is actively searching for multiple suspects who were reportedly seen running away, then leaving the scene in a dark-colored, four-door sedan.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the TCSO Tip Line at (512) 854-1444 or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.