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Man shot in West Campus expected to live

(Austonia file photo)

The Austin Police Department is searching for the suspect behind a shooting that occurred at the West Campus Market near the University of Texas.

The man was shot at 22nd and Pearl streets around 11:21 p.m. on Sunday. The man, who has yet to be identified, is expected to live.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the man was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said they do not believe the crime was affiliated with UT but it is unknown if the shooter and victim knew each other—the shots were reportedly fired from a car.

As for suspects, police said they are searching for an older silver SUV, likely a Lexus, in which four people were spotted inside: three Hispanic men and one Hispanic woman. After the shooting, police said they were told the vehicle drove toward Guadalupe Street.

Police believe the area is safe to travel in once again but those with any information on the crime are asked to call APD at Austin 311.

Earlier this morning it was reported that police took over 50 minutes to respond to the call—APD clarified that there may have been confusion due to reports of fireworks in the same area just under an hour earlier. This story has been corrected to reflect the updated information.

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