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Austin police are searching for 30-year-old Nora Lopez, who has been accused of shooting and ultimately killing her neighbor over an altercation involving a stolen "bouncy house."

APD said the incident occurred around 8 a.m. on Nov. 1 on the 8400 block of GarCreek Circle in East Austin. Police received calls of gunshots in the area and arrived on the scene to find 52-year-old James Traylor with multiple gunshot wounds. Traylor was taken to the hospital where he died about an hour later.

Officers said witnesses told them Lopez and Traylor had been arguing over the "alleged theft of a bouncy house." Officers said Lopez shot Traylor several times before fleeing the scene.

An arrest warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for Lopez and anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477. Information leading to an arrest could earn a reward of up to $1,000.

This is Austin's 77th homicide this year.


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Mortgage rates have more than doubled in the last year, from around 3% to well over 6% on a 30-year fixed rate loan, getting even more of a bump this week after the Federal Reserve raised bank rates on Wednesday.

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