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Two people shot in East Austin off Springdale Road, one dead

Residents were asked to avoid the area while officers continue to investigate.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police are investigating after a homicide in East Austin on Tuesday evening.

Police said the incident happened in the 1000 block of Springdale Road, near Airport Boulevard, around 4:15 p.m. Officers responded to the scene after reports a man had been shot after "a disturbance."

APD said officers found two victims with gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital, where one of the victims was pronounced dead. The second victim is expected to survive. 

On June 17, police reported the identity of the deceased as Mario Vences, 18.

Based on witness statements, police believed the incident started as a verbal conflict between a group of people that turned violent when someone pulled out a gun and fired several shots.

Police said that although a person of interest has been identified, the investigation is ongoing. Police said it appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

Anyone with any information or video of the incident is asked to contact police at 512-477-3588 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 512-472-8477.

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