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Published on May 17, 2024
Austin Man Hospitalized with Critical Injuries After Northeast Apartment Complex ShootingSource: Facebook / Austin Police Department

Chaos erupted in the wee hours at a northeast Austin apartment complex when gunfire broke out, sending one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The Austin Police Department (APD) responded to the scene at the Alta Blue Goose apartment complex on East U.S. 290 around 2:20 a.m., after reports of multiple shots were fired, as reported by KXAN.

In a desperate bid to find help, witnesses were said to have quickly transported the gunshot victim to a nearby restaurant. Upon officers arriving at this restaurant, they found the man with a gunshot wound. The victim was immediately taken to the local hospital to hopefully save his life, as per APD's statement.

This incident occurred at approximately 2:18 a.m. Friday morning, with the exact location being pinned down to 8110 Blue Goose Road, as stated by CBS Austin. The area was active with law enforcement and first responders, who worked at the scene where tension continues to linger.

Details surrounding the shooting are currently sparse as APD continues to conduct a thorough investigation into what led to the event. No suspect has been taken into custody or identified at this time, leaving the community on edge. Police are reaching out to the public to come forward with any information that could lead to quickly apprehending the shooter, and restoring a sense of security to the shaken neighborhood.