Central Austin shooting sends woman to hospital as police search for suspect

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police are investigating a shooting in central Austin that injured one woman.

Austin police officers were dispatched to Huntland Drive and Roland Johnson Drive after getting reports that a couple of people had been shot Sunday afternoon.

According to APD, the shooting happened at a nearby 7-Eleven store along the Interstate 35 frontage road at St. John’s Avenue.

Austin-Travis County EMS took the woman who was hurt to a nearby trauma center with serious injuries. According to APD, she was injured in her lower back.

On Sunday afternoon, APD set up a perimeter with help from the K9 and air units to search for a suspect. At last report, police haven’t found a suspect.

A woman was injured in a shooting in central Austin. (KXAN/Andrew Choat)

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