Austin-Travis County EMS confirmed three people were killed. There is not believed to be risk to the general public.
AUSTIN, Texas — Three people have died in an “active attack” in northwest Austin, officials said Sunday afternoon.
Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) said just before noon April 18 that medics, Austin Fire Department and Austin Police Department crews were responding to the “active attack/shooter incident” in the 9600 block of Great Hills Trail near the Arboretum. KVUE’s Tony Plohetski confirmed that the shooting scene is an apartment complex and that the initial call was of an active shooter situation.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler tweeted that the location of the shooting is the Arboretum Oaks Apartments at 9617 Great Hills Trail.
The suspected shooter is still at large, officials said. However, police said it appears to be an isolated domestic situation and there is no risk to the general public. While they are not in custody, police believe they know the identity of the suspect.
Medics who first arrived at the scene performed CPR on three people with gunshot wounds, but they died shortly after.
There are no reports of other patients at this time, according to ATCEMS. Eighteen ATCEMS response assets were on the scene as of just before 1 p.m.
Police and medics are getting ready to give a briefing at a parking lot in the area where a Starbucks and Trader Joe’s are located, but the actual scene of the shooting is further down Great Hills Trail, according to officials.
As of 12:11 p.m., the scene remains active. Police are asking residents to shelter in place and avoid the area. Loop 360 is shut down in both directions from Spicewood Springs to U.S. 183.
An individual at the Best Buy in the area told KVUE that everyone inside was sheltering in place.
ATCEMS said around 1:30 p.m. that any 911 calls for medical response in the immediate vicinity will be handled by a medic in an alternate response model other than an ambulance and delays may occur.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.