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2 shot in apparent road rage incident on William Cannon; suspect sought

Police are seeking the driver of a 2019-2022 White Ram 1500, which has dark tint on the back windows, possibly a bed cover and has damage along the right side.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a suspect accused of shooting two people in an apparent road rage incident on West William Cannon Drive and West Highway 290 on Wednesday.

Police responded to a shots-fired call around 8:10 p.m. on the 6400 block of W. William Cannon. On scene, they found two victims with gunshot wounds in a red Kia.

They reported that the driver of a white truck was driving erratically and cut the victims off as they traveled west on Highway 290 before turning right onto William Cannon from the turn lane. As the victims turned, the suspect also turned right from a westbound lane, striking the driver's side of their car. 

The driver of the truck then displayed a handgun and shot into the victim's car multiple times. Police said each victim was struck at least once and the vehicle had six bullet holes.

The suspect's vehicle was identified on Jan. 25 4-door 2019-2022 White Ram 1500. Police said the truck has dark tint on the back windows and possibly a bed cover. The white truck should have red transfer paint on the passenger side from the collision. The truck also had two passengers.

Here is a photo of the truck involved in the incident:

Credit: Austin Police Department
Photo: Austin Police Department

Here is a stock image of the make and model: 

Credit: Austin Police Department
Courtesy: Austin Police Department

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the APD Aggravated Assault Unit at 512-974-4463, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.

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