Shooting death forces changes to South Austin summer camp

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin police were investigating a shooting death in a South Austin Park on Friday morning.

It happened just before 7:00 a.m., in Dittmar District Park, along Dittmar Road between Manchaca Road and South First Street.

Police said the death appeared to be a suicide.

This investigation impacted summer day camps happening at Dittmar Recreation Center.

Center officials said they had to divert parents to sign their kids in at the big gym. Children were also kept inside until investigators cleared the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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