Austin Police are investigating after responding to a report of shots fired into a residence in the southeastern sector of the city early Thursday morning.
Officers from the Austin Police Department and deputies from the Mower County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report at 5:02 a.m. Thursday morning from a residence in the 900 block of 6th Ave. Southeast. Chief of Police Dave McKichan reported in a news release that the house had been occupied by a 27-year old male, a 27-year old female, a 9-year old female and a 3-year old male at the time of the incident. All were unharmed, and Chief McKichan stated that six bullet holes were found in the side of the residence. Authorities located six 9 mm shell casings in a yard in the 700 block of 8th St. SE, and witnesses saw two subjects running through the area at the time of the shooting and then leaving in a vehicle described as a white or silver SUV.
Witnesses described the subjects as tall and skinny, wearing blue jeans, and one was wearing a light blue sweatshirt while the other was wearing an orange sweatshirt. Witnesses told authorities that the two suspects had their hoods up, so no other physical descriptions were available. McKichan stated that the homeowners knew of no one who would target them.
Chief McKichan stated that there are no suspects at this time, and he added that the case remains under investigation.