One woman dead after North Austin shooting

Austin Police got the call about a shooting a little after 10:30 Monday night. When officers arrived at 901 Wagon Trail a woman was dead.

"Upon officers arrival on scene along with Austin Travis County EMS, they discovered a white female in her 40's that was pronounced deceased.  3 other persons on scene were transported to Brackenridge Hospital for non-life threatening injuries," said APD officer Christopher Irwin.

Irwin told the press they believe it to be an isolated incident, no immediate danger to the public, and no suspect information to give out. By Tuesday afternoon, Austin Police were still working the crime scene.

We spoke with one man who says he was there and was hit by gunfire.  He wouldn't go on camera but told us three people tried to rob them.

Jonathan Barron works right next door at his dad's business, Elmer's Auto Repair. He's not sure what sort of business the "Game Room" is but says he and his co-workers left just in time not to get caught in the crossfire Monday night.  But he wasn't at home for long.

"A private investigator or cop called my Dad and told us to come here.  It was like 11 something and they told us to come by, open the shop up so they could look at the camera footage. We were like 'oh okay,'" he said.

Barron says they were at the shop until 2 in the morning but they didn't see the suspects on their surveillance video.

Austin Police crime statistics show the northeast part of town has seen an increase in violent crime like murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

As of June last year there were 324 violent crimes in the area since the year began...as of June this year, 413. Crimes like DWI, prostitution and narcotics actually decreased during the same time.


One woman is dead after a late night shooting in North Austin. Police found the woman after responding to a 9-1-1 call of shots fired just after 10:30 p.m. on August 8.

Police say officers arrived to 901 Wagon Trail and found the woman, described only as white and believed to be in her 40s. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other people were taken to the hospital and are expected to be okay.

Homicide and crime scene investigators as well as the Medical Examiner are all trying to determine what happened. They believe this is an isolated incident and that there is no danger to the public.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything to call the Homicide Tip line at 512-477-3588.

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