Man killed in suspected drive-by shooting Friday night in south Austin

A man is dead and another hospitalized after a shooting Friday night near U.S. 290 and Menchaca Road in south Austin.

Austin police reported to the 1300 block of Southport Drive at around 11:34 p.m. after witnesses heard gunshots and saw a man on the ground. Officers found the injured man, and despite life-saving measures, he was pronounced dead at 12:06 a.m.

A second man was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. At last check, he was in stable condition.

Austin police believe the incident was a drive-by shooting and everyone involved was shooting at each other. APD says another person or persons may be involved, but they haven’t been found yet.

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