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APD: Monday night South Congress Avenue shootings related

The Austin Police Department said the victims were at two separate scenes but that the incidents were related.

AUSTIN, Texas — One person is dead and two others are seriously injured after shooting incidents on South Congress Avenue on Monday night.

The Austin Police Department said at approximately 8:43 p.m., 911 received multiple reports of gunshots at the SoCo Park Apartments, located at 7202 S. Congress Ave. APD also received information that there was a man who appeared to be injured. The caller reported the victim had been placed into a white sedan, and the driver of the sedan was fleeing the scene.

The first officers arrived on the scene at 8:45 p.m. and located the white sedan exiting the complex. The car was pulled over, and a male driver was detained, police said. The passenger, identified as 19-year-old Joel Camarillo, was found with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers performed life-saving measures until Caramillo was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at 9:23 p.m.

No suspect is in custody. This shooting incident is being investigated as Austin's 82nd homicide of the year.

"We're obviously experiencing a bit more violence, so we want everyone to be more aware of your surroundings. If you see something, say something," Officer Alexandra Parker said.

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About a mile-and-a-half south of that scene, Austin-Travis County EMS said an incident happened in the 5400 block of S. Congress Ave. around 8:45 p.m. According to APD, two shooting victims – a man and a woman – were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with serious injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening.

APD said the two victims were in a vehicle. The two scenes are related, according to police.

No other information is available at this time. If you know anything, call the APD Homicide Unit at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.

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