Two dead after northwest side shooting Monday afternoon

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AUSTIN ( -- Two people are dead after a shooting on the city's northwest side Monday afternoon, officials said.

Austin Police say the call came in just after 12:15 p.m. Monday afternoon, from the 8700 block of Bluegrass Drive. That's near Spicewood Springs Road and Loop 360.

Police say a 911 caller reported hearing shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a man in his early 60s in the back yard of the residence; a second male in his early 60s was found inside the home.

Austin-Travis County EMS said both of the men were pronounced deceased on the scene around 12:40 p.m.

Police say there does not appear to be an ongoing threat to the public. The two men are believed to have known each other prior to the incident.

So far this year, there have been at least 32 homicides for the year in the city of Austin.