Man shot and killed in east Austin; police searching for suspect

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man has died after being shot in east Austin late Saturday night.

Witnesses told Austin Police Department officers it was a drive-by shooting — and when officers arrived, they said they found the victim lying in the street with a gunshot wound.

The call for police to respond to 4511 Little Hill Circle, which is east of U.S. Highway 183 near FM 969, came in just before 11 p.m.

Now, police are searching for the suspect — but with very little to go on.

“Right now, we have a lot of different theories,” Officer Juan Ascencio said late Saturday night. “… we’re trying to talk to as many people as possible.”

APD says while there’s no description of the vehicle at this time, they’re working to find any video footage that may exist from the area.

While police aren’t sure what led up to the incident, it’s believed to be isolated. If you have any information, you’re asked to call Austin Police Department.

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