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Police investigating fatal shooting at South Austin gas station

The murder near the intersection of South First Street and West Oltorf Street is Austin's 40th homicide of the year.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated that this was Austin's 41st homicide of the year. The APD has since issued a correction declaring it the 40th. The story has been updated.

The Austin Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting near South First Street and West Oltorf Street late Wednesday night.

At around 11:20 p.m., police received a call about gunshots in the parking lot of a Texaco gas station at the 500 block of W. Oltorf Street. The store was open at the time and people in the area heard the gunshots, prompting the call to police.

APD said a man named Rony Alfredo Mateo-Comapa was found injured and unresponsive. Medics tried to save his life, but he died from gunshot wounds at the scene.

Police said multiple suspects in a white Chrysler 300 ran up to Mateo-Comapa while he was getting gas and fatally shot him. The suspects then fled the scene in the newer model Chrysler and in Mateo-Comapa's white Toyota Corolla. The victim's vehicle was then recovered on Elmont Drive hours later.

Officers are questioning witnesses and looking at surveillance footage to try to learn more. 

In the meantime, police encourage everyone to stay safe and be aware of their surroundings.

The incident is being investigated as Austin's 40th homicide of the year.

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