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Published on May 19, 2024
Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Probes Fatal Shooting in North Austin, Urges Public's AssistanceSource: Facebook / Williamson County TX, Sheriff's Office

A man was fatally shot in north Austin, and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is on the case, treating the incident as a homicide. The grim discovery was made late Friday night, with deputies responding to a 911 call in the 9800 block of Copper Creek, an unincorporated area, where they found the victim dead with gunshot wounds. WCSO has not yet released the man’s name, as they are waiting to inform the family, as reported by KXAN.

Details about what led to the shooting are still not known, the Sheriff's Office has called on the public to come forward with any information that could shed light on this violent night, the incident reported around 10:30 p.m. has shaken the usually quiet neighborhood. With the ongoing investigation by WCSO's Criminal Investigations Division, clues are being pieced together - neighbors and potential witnesses who might have seen or heard anything connected to the shooting are particularly urged to reach out to authorities. Anyone with any information on this case is urged to call 911 or Williamson County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-253-7867 FOX 7 Austin reported.

As of now, the WCSO has not provided any updates on suspects or arrests in relation to the shooting, meanwhile, the identity of the victim is being withheld, the act of violence has left a neighborhood grappling with security concerns and the harsh reality of gun violence encroaching upon any semblance of suburban tranquility. Our efforts to get a comment from officials were ongoing at the time of writing. More information will be disclosed pending the notification of the victim's next of kin and the ongoing investigation, the WCSO has committed to transparency and updates as the case develops.