Caller tells police bullet grazed boy’s neck outside southwest Austin Torchy’s

FILE: Police vehicle and police tape.
FILE: Police vehicle and police tape.

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A boy was taken to the hospital late Saturday morning after a caller reported to 911 that a bullet grazed the boy’s neck, said the Austin Police Department.

It happened at about 11:49 a.m. outside a southwest Austin Torchy’s restaurant in the 4300 block of William Cannon Drive just west of Mopac Expressway, Austin-Travis County EMS said.

Medics treated the boy at the scene and then transported him to Dell Children’s Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Austin Police said the incident is under investigation. There is no word at this time if a bullet was found or who may have fired it, police said. 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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