Man dead after reports of gunfire in south Austin apartment


(KXAN/Andy Way)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man in his early 20s is dead after it was reported gunshots went off at a south Austin apartment unit Monday morning, police say.

The Austin Police Department and SWAT responded to the apartment complex in the 1300 block of Southport Drive, after the call reporting the gunfire came in at 6 a.m.

APD says officers found the man “with obvious signs of trauma” to his body, but his cause of death is unknown. He was pronounced dead at 9:47 a.m.

Detectives are still on scene investigating, and Austin-Travis County EMS was on standby at the apartment. People who were evacuated from their apartments are free to return home, according to APD.

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