Woman dies at home in East Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin Police Department investigators are investigating the death of a woman at an East Austin home late Wednesday night.

Police say someone on Maple Avenue near East 17e Street called 911 around 10 p.m. after finding her boyfriend at her home. She said the friend didn’t respond and there was a lot of blood around.

Police arrived on the scene and found the woman with a gunshot wound. She later died on the spot.

Austin police do not know how long the woman was in the house, but called the woman’s death suspicious.

This is the second suspicious death investigation for the Austin Police Department in less than 12 hours. Police say a man was killed in a shooting in southeast Austin on Wednesday afternoon.

KXAN follows the murder cases that APD is investigating in 2022. On May 8, there were 26 homicides in Austin in 2022.

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