Man shot, killed near E Riverside Drive in Southeast Austin

A man was shot and killed Monday afternoon near the 4400 block of E Riverside Drive. This marks the 16th homicide, so far, this year in Austin.

Austin police got the call of a shooting around 2 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Riverside in between Wickersham and Pleasant Valley Road. The intersection of Riverside was partially blocked off during the investigation.

"When officers arrived on scene, they found a white male in his mid 20s with obvious signs of trauma. Officers performed lifesaving measures until EMS arrived on scene," said Officer Alexandria Parker, with the Austin Police Department.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police focused their investigation near a creek which flows under Riverside Drive, it’s an area filled with tents. 

"I cannot say whether that person was living inside the tents during this time, we’re not sure, but it did happen in that area," said Officer Parker.

Police continued to search the area Monday afternoon and even brought in K9 units. The Austin Police Department told FOX 7 Austin a person of interest was talking with detectives, however, a weapon was not found.

"At this time, we do believe this is an isolated incident with no known threat to the public. However, we want to remind the public to always remain vigilant," said officer Parker.

No other victims were reported and there is no word yet on a motive, police are still investigating.

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