Victim of deadly shooting in local neighborhood identified

(Killeen Police Dept. photo)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Police late Tuesday identified the victim of a deadly shooting Monday evening in a Killeen residential neighborhood as Otto Owen-Palacios Hernandez, 35.

Authorities received multiple reports of the shooting at around 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Root Avenue.

When officers arrived they found the victim on the ground suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown later pronounced Hernandez dead at the scene.

An autopsy was ordered.

Police are reviewing witnesses to determine what led up to the shooting.

One woman said she heard several rounds of gunfire.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS.

Tips may also be submitted online.