Man shot, killed at southwest Austin mobile home park, police say

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was shot and killed at a southwest Austin mobile home park Thursday night.

The Austin Police Department says a 911 call was placed at 6 p.m. from a neighbor at the Country Aire Mobile Home Park. That’s located off West State Highway 71 near Fletcher Lane.

The caller reported they heard some shots fired and saw a man “who appeared to be beyond help.”

Officers arrived on scene minutes later to find a 19-year-old man with “multiple gunshot wounds” outside in the mobile home park. He was pronounced dead at 6:17 p.m., according to APD.

Police are not sure if the victim lived there.

Right now, there isn’t a suspect in custody. APD believes this is an isolated incident.

Detectives are on scene investigating, talking with witnesses and reviewing video footage. Anyone with details can call the APD Homicide Tip Line at (512) 477-3588.

APD says this is the city’s 79th homicide of 2021, and this is at least the second homicide to happen on Thursday in the city.

The first one took place around 7:30 a.m. at an apartment complex off West St. Johns Avenue in north Austin. A man in his mid-30s was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said earlier on Thursday no suspect is in custody for that homicide.

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