One hurt in north Austin shooting during drug deal, police say

North Austin shooting scene

Police responded to a report of two people shot near an apartment complex along Interstate 35 in north Austin Tuesday morning. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was shot twice during a drug deal in north Austin Tuesday morning and found at an apartment complex parking lot along Interstate 35, according to Austin police.

Police say the man was found after 4 a.m. at the Woodland Heights Apartments. That’s along the southbound lanes of the Interstate 35 frontage road near East Powell Lane.

Austin-Travis County EMS described the injuries Tuesday morning as serious, potentially life-threatening, but police did say the man was alert and talking to them and expect him to survive. Police said later on Tuesday that the injury was not life-threatening.

“The adult individual that sustain (sic) the injury is refusing to cooperate with the police,” APD wrote. “Additionally, the other individuals fled the scene and are at large (no cooperation on their end). The police did not locate any residents or anyone nearby that sustain any injuries or witness the incident.”

APD says its robbery investigators are working on the case.

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