TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas - A teenager was murdered in Travis County early Saturday morning.
According to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, the teen was shot around 1:30 a.m. at the Villas Tech Ridge apartments in the 13800 block of The Lakes Boulevard.
Deputies began CPR before medics with Austin-Travis County EMS took over but their efforts were not successful and the teen was pronounced dead at 1:45 a.m.
FOX 7 Austin spoke with the teen's friends. They did not want to be identified but said he was staying with them at the apartment he was shot in front of.
“I want people to know he was gunned down. He was innocent. He was only 16.” one young man said. He and a young woman added that the teen will be remembered as “positive, influential, and courageous.”
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is not identifying the teen because he is a juvenile per TSCO policy. Public Information Officer Kristen Dark says he is a “young Hispanic male.”
Dark says “multiple” shots were fired. Sunday, at least two bullet holes remained in the front door of the apartment, where the teen was killed.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Dark asks anyone with information to contact their tipline at 512-854-1444.