Police confirm they’re investigating report of shots fired

Published 10:21 am Saturday, July 8, 2017

Austin police are investigating a report of gunshots fired in the 800 block of Second Avenue Southwest around 1 a.m. Saturday, Capt. David McKichan confirmed.

He couldn’t release more information as the investigation is ongoing, but McKichan said there was no danger to the public.

Multiple squad cars were on scene, and a vehicle was towed from the area later Saturday morning.

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Neighbors in the area reported being awoken by the noise.

“There was a whole volley of shots,” one neighbor said. “There were lighter shots, then two big bangs.”

McKichan said more information could be released Monday morning — which is after the press time for the Herald’s Monday edition.

Look to www.austindailyherald.com for more information as it becomes available.