Police search for two men after shooting in East Austin

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by HEATHER KOVAR / KVUE News

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Posted on July 20, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 20 at 7:00 PM

EAST AUSTIN -- Austin Police are searching for 2 men after a shooting in East Austin.

Police say that at 12:50 p.m., a 45-year-old man was outside the Reinli Arms Apartments on Reinli. The victim is now in critical condition.

Witnesses say the man was working on his truck, changing his oil, outside this apartment complex When two men pulled up. They asked for his wallet. He said no, and was shot in his abdomen.

Jessica Martinez lives at the complex, she says she was watching TV with her family when she heard the gun shots. She went to help him since she is a medical assistant. She says she tried to stop the bleeding while his wife called police.

"To keep him awake I was asking him you know, who did it, what did he look like, did you see him before, but he didn't know who it was," said Jessica.
 
Police are still looking for the two  suspects. They say they were in a gray or silver vehicle.

Police say they think they have some good information, and will continue to work this investigation throughout the night.
 

 

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