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One Dead, 4 Injured in Two Downtown Austin Shooting Incidents

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It’s no secret that people looking for a party on Saturday can usually find one happening in downtown Austin. But this past Saturday night, the party atmosphere turned tragic in two separate shooting incidents.

According to Austin’s ABC News affiliate KVUE, police received a call around 2:15 a.m. of shots fired in downtown Austin. When they arrived on the scene of the shooting outside of Voodoo Donuts on the 200 block of Sixth Street, they discovered a woman in her 30s was killed. Ambulances transported three other injured women in their 30s to the hospital. Another injured woman at the scene declined to go the hospital.

Teqnika Marie Moultrie, 31, was in Austin visiting friends and had just left the doughnut shop when she was shot in the head outside. Investigators have revealed that Moultrie was not likely the intended victim and was shot by mistake.

Witnesses reported that 24-year-old Endicott McCray was involved in an altercation with another man, Chris McCutcheon, that escalated to the point that McCray removed a weapon from his waistband and began firing shots reportedly at McCutcheon. Investigators found four discharged cartridge casings on the ground at the scene.

Police issued a warrant for McCray’s arrest for first-degree murder. His bail will be set at $2 million dollars.  According to KVUE, McCray is no stranger to crime with “prior arrests for burglary, drug possession, unlawful carrying of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, and had an outstanding parole violation warrant for burglary of a habitation.”

McCray remains at large.

In a separate location, police responded to reports of more shots fired. Police are still working to determine the exact location of the second incident. At this time, no other additional injuries are reported.

The two incidents appear to be unrelated. The Austin Police Department is asking for the public’s help for any information that may lead to the capture of the suspect. If you can help, please email them at [email protected] or call the homicide tip line at 512-477-3588.

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