TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the company’s sixth murder of the 12 months, a quantity that has already surpassed the overall for all of 2020.
The newest murder occurred early Saturday morning within the 17000 block of FM 1100, close to Elgin. Deputies responded to a taking pictures and located two folks in a parked SUV, each with gunshot wounds. One of the victims was pronounced deceased on the scene. The different was transported to the hospital.
With six homicides up to now this 12 months, 2022 has already surpassed 2020’s whole of 5 homicides.
The chart above exhibits the overall variety of homicides reported by TCSO annually, courting again to 2010. A excessive of 12 was reported in each 2017 and 2021. Meanwhile, just one murder was reported in 2012.
The map under exhibits the place homicides have occurred in 2022. The map is interactive, so clicking on or hovering over a dot will reveal details about that incident. You can even click on on a month within the prime left to indicate solely homicides that occurred throughout that month. The grey shaded areas on the map present the jurisdiction of the sheriff’s workplace.
As of April 12, the Austin Police Department has reported 18 homicides inside the City of Austin up to now this 12 months. A report 88 homicides had been reported within the metropolis in 2021.