AUSTIN (KXAN) — A second person has died after a shooting Sunday night in central Austin, Austin police confirmed Tuesday.
Just about four weeks into 2022, the Austin Police Department is investigating the seventh homicide of the year. One person died that night and the other was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he died Monday.
Police went to the southbound frontage road of Interstate 35 just south of U.S. 183 just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday, responding to a report of a person being shot. Investigators said the shooting happened in the street near restaurants.
Police do not have anyone in custody.
“Unfortunately, this has been a rather violent weekend here in Austin that has resulted in multiple homicides having occurred over the weekend,” Michael Bullock with the Austin Police Department said in a briefing with the media early Monday.
Early Saturday police launched an investigation into a double homicide on West Anderson Lane.