One man was killed and his neighbor fled after an altercation over the theft of a bouncehouse.
Austin Police stated that the shooting took place at 8 a.m., November 1, at the 8400 block Garcreek Circle.
Witnesses described to police how James Traylor (52), and Nora Lopez (30) had an altercation over the alleged theft from the bouncy toys for children.
According to police, the incident ended when a neighbor shot Traylor multiple times before fleeing.
Lopez was then placed under a first-degree murder warrant.
Henry, a local man who identified himself as Henry, told WFLA that such incidents were common in the area and added: “I’m ready for go.”
An anonymous local claimed that children were present at the scene of the shooting and added: “I don’t want them around gunshots.
“I don’t want the world to be like this. I don’t want to watch people die.” They are doing things with guns they can’t change. They will live with it for the rest their lives.”
A City of Austin Police update revealed Lopez had turned herself in on November 5.
Investigators still need to hear from anyone with information or video about the incident.
Texas has a higher-than-average rate of firearm-related deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gun deaths in Texas were responsible for roughly 9 percent (3513) of all firearms deaths in America in 2017.
Texas police said late last month that approximately “a couple hundred people” were present at a Halloween party shooting, which left a 20 year-old man dead and nine others wounded.
This news coincided with the death of a Fort Worth woman after police responded to a crash scene and discovered that the victim had been shot.
Two weeks before her death, the victim aged 22 had uploaded a clip showing a tracking device attached to her car to social networking platform Instagram.