Breaking News
More () »

One killed, one hospitalized in southeast Austin shooting

The incident occurred in the 6600 block of Janes Ranch Road.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department is investigating a suspicious death in southeast Austin.

The incident occurred in the 6600 block of Janes Ranch Road, near McKinney Falls State Park. APD said the call came in at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday. One caller reported shot someone who attacked him, according to police.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound and another man with "less severe trauma."

Based on the initial investigation, police believe gunfire was exchanged between two men. One was fatally injured while the other was taken to the hospital. Police said it appears both knew each other. Police said the man who died lived in the area.

Investigators are on scene interviewing witnesses and searching for video. At this time, police said it is unknown if the person who survived is a suspect or victim.

Police believe this was an isolated incident with no threat to the public.

The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the official cause of death. No other information was made available at this time.

On Thursday afternoon, the Austin Police Department provided an update on this case: 

If you have any information regarding this case, call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS (8477), email them at homicide.apd@austintexas.gov, use the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-TIPS (8477) or use the Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android


Live update: Hurricane Laura now a Category 4 storm

City of Austin: Hurricane Laura evacuees urged to proceed to DFW area

Hurricane Laura evacuees turned away as Austin intake facility runs out of room

University of Texas responds after videos surface of apparent sorority group gathered without masks

Before You Leave, Check This Out