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Authorities respond to report of shots fired in southeast Austin late Thursday night

Authorities are investigating after receiving a report of shots fired in southeast Austin late Thursday night.

Chief of Police Dave McKichan reported that officers and Mower County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of shots fired at about 11:00 p.m. Thursday evening in the 900 block of 9th Avenue Southeast. Officers located shell casings belonging to separate calibers of ammunition in the street. A vehicle was located that had damage consistent with damage caused by bullets. Police also spoke to several witnesses who heard gunshots.

No injuries were reported.

Chief McKichan went on to report that during the investigation, police stopped a vehicle and cited the driver, 21-year old Bakign Nyikew of Austin for driving after revocation. A passenger, 18-year old Amane Ojulu Cham of Austin was arrested on a probation violation and cited for minor consumption of alcohol. Another passenger, a 16-year-old female from Rochester was also cited for minor consumption of alcohol.

The case is still under investigation and no arrests have been made related to the report of shots fired. Law enforcement is asking anyone in the area who might have surveillance footage, property damage, or who may have information to contact the Mower County Law Enforcement Center at 507-437-9400. Reports as a reminder can be made anonymously.


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