Police: Sixth Street shooting leaves one dead; no suspect identified

  • In US
  • 2022-08-16 22:24:22Z
  • By Austin American-Statesman

Austin Police responded to a homicide on East Sixth Street on Tuesday morning after a shooting left a man dead. Police say no arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.

The shooting happened between East Sixth and Sabine streets just before 11 a.m., police said. The victim, a black man in his 30s, was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:16 a.m. Police declined to publicly identify the victim.

A suspect has not been detained or identified in the city's 49th homicide this year.

"Homicide detectives are on scene investigating this incident, they are canvassing the area, looking at cameras in the area that we do have and hoping something comes of it," said Austin Police spokesman Jose Mendez. "This does appear to be an isolated incident with no threats to the public."

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Mendez said police received several calls reporting the shooting that arose out of a confrontation between two men. Mendez said a victim's family member was on the scene.

"Not sure if he or she actually saw what happened, but that's about the only witness that we have right now," Mendez said.

Authorities were unable to comment on whether the two men in the confrontation had a previous relationship, and they said additional information about the shooting was not available at the time.

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Investigators remained at the scene Tuesday afternoon canvassing the area between the Interstate 35 southbound service road and Red River Street. Access to Sixth Street was blocked in the early afternoon, but traffic in the area has returned to normal.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the homicide tip line at 512-477-3588.

This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: APD respond to Sixth Street shooting, Austin's 49th homicide of 2022


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