Police searching for suspect in two separate overnight shootings

The first shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Canion Street and the second happened just after 4 a.m. in the 7300 block of Gaines Mill Road.

Police say one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the shooting on Gaines Mill Road but was pronounced dead at 5 a.m. Police say the victim had multiple gunshot wounds. No further information was given about the victim.

Police say they don't have any suspects and that no witnesses to the actual shooting have come forward. The shooting happened in a residential neighborhood so police are speaking to neighbors to see if they can get a clearer picture of what happened. If anyone has information you're asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at (512) 477-3588.

In the shooting near Highland Mall on Canion Street, police say a man knocked on the door of the house. When the couple inside opened it, they didn't recognize him and quickly shut the door. Police say the suspect then opened fire with a bullet hitting a woman in the torso. She was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.

Police say they don't know a motive but say it appears to be random. They advise people that "if they hear a knock and they are not expecting anybody to be coming by, don't open the door. If the resident feels this person is trying to gain entry to the home, try to find a secure area and call 9-1-1."

Police say they've detained the suspect in the Canion Street incident and say there's no threat to the public.

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