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Sheryl Lawrence, Information Reporter

June 12, 2021

Content material warning: This text incorporates discussions of gun violence and dying.

Editor’s notice: This text doesn’t include an outline of the suspect as a result of data at the moment made accessible by police is obscure and will probably wrongly implicate harmless folks.

Replace as of 1: 00pm Thursday:

There have been a complete of 15 victims who have been injured, in response to an Austin Police Division news release Thursday. In earlier reporting, 14 victims of the mass taking pictures have been recognized. 13 stay in secure situation, one stays in severe situation and Douglas John Kantor was pronounced deceased Sunday at 12: 01 p.m.

The juvenile suspect arrested on Saturday has been recognized as a 15-year-old and was despatched to Gardner-Bettes Juvenile Detention Facility for lethal conduct. Lethal conduct means the person used firearms with out concern for others security or contemplating the potential harm, in response to Doug Murphy Law Firm. It’s unclear what doable prices the suspect will face.

The 17-year-old arrested on Monday was charged with aggravated assault severe bodily harm, 2nd diploma felony and has a $500,000 bond. It’s unclear how a lot jail time the suspect they could possibly be going through.

The taking pictures is Austin’s thirty seventh murder of 2021.

This investigation continues to be ongoing and APD is asking anybody with data on the incident to name APD Murder at 512-974-TIPS or e mail them at [email protected]

Replace as of 4: 00 p.m. Monday:

A 17-year-old has been charged with aggravated assault as an grownup Monday afternoon for the mass taking pictures that occurred early Saturday morning on sixth Avenue. They’re the second suspect the APD has taken into custody for the taking pictures.  

The opposite suspect taken into custody Saturday afternoon can be a juvenile. APD remains to be contemplating what further prices each people could face, which might embrace homicide, tried homicide and aggravated assault. Because the investigation continues, APD is attempting to find out if one or each suspects in custody fired a gun.

APD has not launched doable motives or the id of each suspects taken into custody. 

Replace as of 6: 30 p.m. Sunday:

One of many critically in poor health victims, Douglas John Kantor, was pronounced deceased on Sunday at 12: 01 p.m., in response to a news release from the Austin Police Division. 

Replace as of 4: 00 p.m. Saturday:

One suspect has been arrested by the Austin Police Division for the mass taking pictures that occurred in a single day on sixth Avenue.

Joseph Chacon, Austin Police Division’s interim chief, stated in a press convention Saturday afternoon that there’s an extra sufferer who transported themself to the hospital after Chacon’s press convention Saturday morning. Twelve victims are in secure situation, however two are nonetheless in crucial situation.

Chacon stated “nearly all” of the victims are believed to be harmless bystanders, and they don’t imagine the taking pictures has a connection to the Republic of Texas Motorbike Rally.

Chacon additionally stated the incident seems to be an “remoted incident between two events.”

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13 folks have been injured after a mass taking pictures on sixth Avenue round 1: 30 a.m. Saturday morning. There aren’t any fatalities on the time of publication, however two victims are in crucial situation, in response to Chacon.

Chacon stated that at 1: 24 a.m. emergency companies have been notified in regards to the sounds of gunshots at 400 block of East sixth Avenue. Police have but to arrest or establish any suspects. It’s unclear on the time of publication what number of gunmen there have been or what kind of weapon was used, nevertheless it seems the shooter fired randomly, Chacon stated.

“Sixth Avenue on a Friday night time could be very busy,” Chacon stated in a media briefing Saturday morning. “The streets are barricaded, and we’ve massive crowds. We’re seeing crowds like we had seen previous to COVID and so they’re on the street and really lively.”

Chacon stated he can not say if there isn’t any additional public hazard right now as a result of the suspect shouldn’t be in custody, however the taking pictures seems to be remoted to the downtown space. Austin Police will notify the general public if there’s a direct menace.

Eleven survivors stay in secure situation. Of the 2 in crucial situation, one was transported to a separate hospital and the final sufferer was transported to an pressing care facility with a number of gunshot wounds, in response to Chacon.

The crowds on the street made navigation troublesome for EMS automobiles, so Austin Police used their automobiles to move these victims to the hospital. Chacon stated six sufferers have been transported by Austin Police, 4 by EMS and three by private automobiles.

Chacon stated officers had their physique cameras on and the footage shall be reviewed because the incident is investigated additional, together with different safety cameras within the space.

The FBI has been notified in regards to the scenario and are aiding within the investigation, Chacon stated.

Austin Police are asking anybody with data relating to the taking pictures to name 911 or 512-472-TIPS.