Police investigate shooting; Witnesses report hearing gunshots, man taken to hospital

Tyrone Price is placed into the back of a squad car Tuesday night, after being arrested in an alley in the 800 block of Fifth Street Northeast in connection to the shooting in southeast Austin. -- Photos by Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Tyrone Price is placed into the back of a squad car Tuesday night, after being arrested in an alley in the 800 block of Fifth Street Northeast in connection to the shooting in southeast Austin. — Photos by Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

By Eric Johnson and Trey Mewes

One person is in custody after he allegedly shot another man Tuesday night.

Police arrested Tyrone Price, 28, of Austin, after officers responded to a reported shooting at Whittier Place Townhomes, 414 Fourth St. SE, at about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Austin Police talk on the scene of a shooting Tuesday night at Whittier Place Townhomes. One man reportedly was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Austin Police talk on the scene of a shooting Tuesday night at Whittier Place Townhomes. One man reportedly was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

The victim, 38-year-old Tyrone Maddox, was taken to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Police Chief Brian Krueger. Krueger said Maddox was airlifted to Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus in Rochester. Police did not have an update on Maddox’s condition Wednesday morning.

A witness, who asked not to be named, said he or she heard gunshots before police arrived.

“I said, ‘That was gunfire, wasn’t it?’” the witness said.

Evidence tags mark the scene of a suspected shooting Tuesday night at Whittier Place Townhomes.

Evidence tags mark the scene of a suspected shooting Tuesday night at Whittier Place Townhomes.

According to Krueger, witnesses reported a silver four-door car leaving the area shortly after the shooting. Officers recognized the car and arrested Price for first-degree assault in Northeast Austin. He was taken to the Mower County jail awaiting further charges.

The Austin medical center was placed on lockdown for more than an hour during the incident. It opened again at about 7:30 p.m.

Krueger said police were still investigating what happened and couldn’t reveal further details.

Austin police, the Mower County Sheriff’s Department and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are continuing the investigation.

If anybody has further information involving the case, call police at 507-437-9400.

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