UPDATE: Root Avenue shooting victim identified

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UPDATE: The victim in the Root Avenue shooting has been identified.

Killeen Police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Root Avenue on Monday after receiving a 911 call about a shooting victim.

When officers arrived, they located a non-responsive man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced the victim, Otts Hernandez, deceased at 7:53 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

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The Killeen Police Department has received a report of a shooting.

Officers were dispatched at 6:32 p.m. to the 800 block of Root Avenue – where the crime scene is still active, as of 8:40 p.m. This comes after they received a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim.

It has been confirmed one person was pronounced dead at 8:00 p.m.

Officers are still on the scene, and have been questioning witnesses in order to figure out what led to the shooting. FOX44 will have more information as it becomes available.

Source: Killeen Police Department

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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