Downtown Austin 6th Street shooting leaves one man dead in an alleyway

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A man was killed in a broad daylight shooting shortly after noon Thursday on 6th Street in Austin, a bustling area downtown full of bars, restaurants, and other venues. 

Police received a 911 call about shots fired at 12:54 p.m. and found the victim in an alleyway. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

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Detectives are treating it as a homicide investigation. 

The suspect was still at large as of Thursday evening, but police said it’s an isolated incident and there’s no ongoing threat to the public. 

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It’s the 23rd homicide to hit the Texas state capital this year after Austin saw a record 89 homicides in 2021. 

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