AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department on Thursday identified the man who was shot and killed in south Austin on Tuesday afternoon. APD said the victim was Michael Seibert, 41.
The shooting took place in the 700 block of Mankato Dr. That area is near the Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park.
At 4:52 p.m. Tuesday, APD said there was a 911 call reporting a shooting in the area and that a man had been shot.
When officers arrived on the scene they found a man with “obvious signs of trauma,” and then began life-saving efforts until Austin-Travis County EMS arrived.
The man, identified as Seibert, was pronounced dead at 5:11 p.m. on Tuesday.
APD said after investigating, detectives determined Seibert was shot by someone he knew. The investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with details can call APD Homicide at (512) 974-TIPS or email the unit at email@example.com.
‘I know his girls meant the world to him’
Belle Buchanan said she lives next door and knew the victim, saying their kids grew up together.
“[He] was respectful and kind, and I know his girls meant the world to him. And this is kind of scary, because I don’t know who could have done this,” Buchanan said.
“I’m terrified,” she added.
She said her son was home when the crime happened next door.
“I came home and rolled up, and they said I cannot go in there…. It was my neighbor,” Buchanan said.
“It’s really shocking,” Buchanan’s son said. “Especially my two old best friends, his daughters.”
This incident was originally reported as a gunshot wound, but previously APD said it was too early in the investigation to know what the cause of death was.
Police said others were in the home at the time of the crime, and one of those people called 911 to report the incident. Officers said no one else was injured.
Police do not have information on a suspect, but they believe this was an isolated incident with no threat to the public.