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Austin Police and Minnesota BCA investigating woman’s death in northwest Austin early Saturday morning

The Austin Police Department and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman’s death in northwest Austin early Saturday morning. 

Austin Police officers responded to a 911 call shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday concerning a woman who had been shot inside a residence on the 100 block of 10th Street NW. Responding officers and EMS personnel provided aid to the woman at the scene and she was then transported to Mayo Clinic Health System hospital in Austin where she later died.

 The victim was taken to the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Rochester, and she will be identified once the preliminary autopsy and family notifications are complete.

 While the investigation of the incident is ongoing, investigators do not believe this was a random incident and do not consider there to be an ongoing danger to the public.

 Authorities stated that additional information will be provided as the investigation progresses.


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