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One dead, another injured in Downtown Austin shooting

It happened near the intersection of East Seventh and Red River streets.

AUSTIN, Texas — Two people were shot in Downtown Austin early Saturday morning. While one is recovering in the hospital, Austin police said the other person died at the scene.

It happened in a parking lot near the intersection of East Seventh and Red River streets.

Austin police said they heard gunshots just after 2 a.m. before receiving a phone call that someone had been shot.

When police arrived, they found the first victim with obvious signs of trauma. EMS took them to the hospital where they are recovering.

Less than 10 minutes later, Austin police found the second victim, identified as 20-year-old Dionysius Edward Thompson, with life-threatening injuries. Thompson died on the scene just before 2:30 a.m.

Police say they haven't arrested anyone yet and a suspect is unknown at this time.

Detectives believe it was an isolated incident but remind the public to stay vigilant.

Austin police say if you know anything to call their homicide tip line at 512-477-3588.

APD is investigating this as its 46th homicide of the year.


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