• Waqas Mehmood

Austin mass shooting: another suspect still at large in 6th Street attack


by: Jaclyn Ramkissoon, Will DuPree, Russell Falcon

Posted: Jun 12, 2021 / 09:59 AM CDT / Updated: Jun 14, 2021 / 04:33 PM CDT

Large police presence at apartment complex on South Pleasant Valley Road June 12, 2021 (Courtesy: KXAN Viewer)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police confirmed Saturday afternoon one suspect is in custody and another is still at large in connection with a mass shooting in downtown Austin that killed one and left at least 13 other people hurt early Saturday morning.

Earlier Saturday, Austin police identified two suspects in connection with the shooting on East Sixth Street.

On Sunday, police said the suspect in custody is a juvenile but told KXAN it is unknown if the second suspect is a juvenile.

APD says Douglas John Kantor, 25, died from his injuries at an Austin hospital Sunday at 12:01 p.m. after the shooting.

During a briefing, Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon said the shooting happened at 400 E. Sixth Street, which is near Trinity Street. There are many bars in the area. The initial 911 call about shots fired came in at about 1:24 a.m. and was followed by many more.

Chacon said 11 people are receiving treatment at one hospital, while one victim went to a separate hospital, another received treatment at an emergency room and another self-transported. There are no deaths to report at this time.

Two of these patients are in critical condition, according to Chacon. He said most victims are innocent bystanders.

Source: https://www.valleycentral.com/news/austin-mass-shooting-13-hospitalized-after-attack-on-6th-street/

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