Man shot, killed in east Austin

Man shot to death on Springdale Road on March 15, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Richie Bowes)
Man shot to death on Springdale Road on March 15, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Richie Bowes)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is dead after he was shot in east Austin Wednesday afternoon after an altercation.

Austin police said they received the call at 12:46 p.m. for a shooting at the Rare Apartments at 6407 Springdale Rd. Initial information indicates the shooting stemmed from an altercation between a group of individuals.

Austin-Travis County EMS said the victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later. Police say they’re searching for suspects and have called in the Gang Unit to assist with the investigation but they have not confirmed whether the shooting was gang-related.

People are being asked to avoid the area.

Over the past week, there have been several violent crimes in the east Austin area. Earlier Wednesday morning, a person pumping gas on Decker Lane near Loyola Lane was carjacked and shot at. Over the weekend, a musician was mugged and shot while walking home from a show near Leona and Gregory Streets. Late Sunday night, Austin police say a man in his 30s was shot while answering his door at 6600 Ed Bluestein Boulevard. Authorities do not have a suspect in that case either.

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