1 dead in North Austin shooting; police searching for persons of interest

May 05, 2019 - 9:50 pm

AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Austin Police are searching for one or more persons of interest following a deadly shooting on the city's north side Sunday night.

First responders were called to the Quality Inn & Suites in the 7900 block of Gessner Drive, near Interstate 35 and US 183 around 8 p.m. A caller reported hearing an "explosion" and seeing several people run through the lobby shortly afterward.

When police arrived, they began a room-to-room search of the building, finding an adult male with trauma to his body. EMS later pronounced the man deceased around 8:30 p.m.

Police are searching for several persons of interest in the case. They believe the victim and those persons of interest may be familiar with each other.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call APD's Homicide Tip Line at (512) 477-3588.

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