Gunshot victim expected to survive after seeking help inside east Austin grocery store

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A shooting victim in east Austin is expected to survive after they walked into a grocery store looking for help Tuesday.

Police say even though someone is in custody in connection with the shooting, the investigation is ongoing.

Police responded to reports of the shooting near the Delwood Shopping Center at I-35 and E 38th and 1/2 Street at 7:39 p.m. and found the victim with a gunshot wound.

A witness told KXAN via email the victim went into the Fiesta Mart grocery store after being shot. The witness said the victim was shot in the chest area, and store managers helped the victim before emergency responders arrived.

The victim was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

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