Austin Police Investigate Shots Fired Incident at Barton Creek Greenbelt

On September 23, 2023, officers from the Austin Police Department swiftly responded to reports of shots fired near the Barton Creek Greenbelt trailhead, located in close proximity to Spyglass Drive and Barton Skyway. Upon their arrival, officers engaged with a victim and multiple witnesses who recounted a distressing incident involving a male suspect discharging a firearm in the direction of at least one individual. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Efforts were made to locate the suspect, but officers were unable to apprehend the individual in question. In response to the incident, detectives from the Austin Police Department promptly arrived at the scene and have since initiated a comprehensive investigation.

As of now, the suspect remains at large and unidentified. In light of this incident, the Austin Police Department is urging all visitors to the greenbelt areas to exercise heightened situational awareness and caution while enjoying the natural surroundings.

Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.