Man dies from suicide at a Lakeway church

Travis County

LAKEWAY, Texas (KXAN) — Austin-Travis County EMS says one person is dead after a shooting in the 1700 block of Lohmans Crossing Road in Lakeway. The agency says the deceased is a man in his 40s.

ATCEMS says the call came in around 12:20 p.m. and when they arrived, they discovered one person with a gunshot wound. 

Lakeway police originally responded to reports of a suicidal person at Emmaus Catholic Parish at 1718 Lohmans Crossing. When they arrived, officers found the man but he shot himself while sitting inside his car, police say. Police say there is no danger to the public. 

ATCEMS initially tweeted they were responding to a possible active shooter but downgraded it once they arrived on scene. 

According to the church’s website, there was a Vacation Bible School volunteer training event from 10 a.m.-noon followed by a quinceañera rehearsal at 1 p.m. 

Anyone in need of help can call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or use the online lifeline chat at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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