AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police have arrested and charged suspect Dante Crawley with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a shooting at a gas station Monday morning injured two people.
Officers say Crawley, 27, did not know the victims and that the incident was random and isolated.
Police responded to the shooting at about 10 a.m. at a store in the 700 block of East St. Johns Avenue near Interstate 35 for what they described as a shoot/stab call.
Officers said the two people taken to local hospitals should recover after suffering non-life threatening injuries from the shooting.
One person that lives in the area said crime has been a problem for a long time.
“It’s preceded COVID and reimagining the police and all that stuff, but lately violent crimes have gotten more brazen, and we’ve had more things happening during the day,” said neighbor Nick Pellicciotto.
The Austin Transportation Department reported that police activity and the ensuing emergency response caused the closure of multiple lanes of St. Johns Avenue. However, traffic is now flowing again normally.