Suspect in custody after multiple shootings in North Austin

A suspect is in custody following a string of shootings in North Austin Saturday morning. 

According to the Austin Police Department, police officers were dispatched shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 for reports of shootings and victims with gunshot wounds. 

The first 911 call was from a victim who had been shot at while driving on I-35. Multiple windows of the victim's vehicle had been shot and the victim exited I-35 onto Braker Lane. 

More 911 calls began to come in over the next few minutes of shots being heard along I-35. 

One of those 911 calls was for a gas station near I-35 and Braker Lane. A suspect had exited a black vehicle and approached another car while displaying an assault rifle.  

Around that same time, paramedics were being dispatched for victims in the nearby area who had suffered from gunshot wounds. Two of the victims, a 29-year-old black male and a 31-year-old white female, suffered minor injures.

A seven-year-old girl suffered serious life-threatening injuries.

She is in critical condition at the ICU of a local hospital. 

A fourth victim, a young Hispanic male, took himself to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. He had told police officers that he had been shot at an hour earlier in the same area.

APD received more 911 calls around 2:30 a.m. reporting more shootings along I-35. Other agencies were brought in to assist the Austin Police Department with their search. 

Around 3:12 a.m., the suspect's vehicle was found abandoned by the Texas Department of Public Safety along Highway 290 and I-35. As DPS deputies were approaching the vehicle, they noticed the suspect in the area walking away with a weapon. 

The suspect was taken into custody a short time later without incident.

There is no information regarding a motive at this time. 

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