Man killed in South Austin shooting identified

Police investigate a deadly shooting in the 6600 blk. of Marble Creek Loop on August 4, 2017. Photo: CBS Austin/Leslie Allrich

Austin Police have identified a man killed in a shooting in South Austin on Thursday night.

Police responded to a shots fired call in the 6600 block of Marble Creek Loop.

911 callers reported multiple rounds being fired by several men, and that one of the men was being dragged by others to a waiting vehicle that fled the scene.

Officers found fresh blood and multiple shell casings at the scene, and two blocks away other officers saw three juveniles walking. One of them, a 16-year-old, was seen by police tossing a shirt and a large-caliber handgun off to the side of the road.

Police say one of the juveniles said he was shot at first.

At 11:51 pm, Austin Police received a call from South Austin Medical Center reporting a patient with a gunshot wound. Police arrived at the hospital and determined he was the victim from the initial call.

The victim, identified as 19-year-old Quintin Vargas, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Homicide detectives believe Vargas and others drove to the 16-year-old's residence with the intention of robbing him of guns and narcotics.

A firefight ensued and Vargas was hit.

Based on information developed thus far, APD says this is an isolated incident and there does not appear to be a threat to the general public.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588.

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