AUSTIN, TX – On Sunday, the Austin Police Department identified the victim killed in the mass shooting that occurred on 6th Street in Austin Saturday.
The shooting happened early Saturday morning after two suspects allegedly opened fire into the busy street. Police believe the shooting was a targeted attack against a specific person or persons. According to Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon, most of the victims were innocent bystanders.
“This does appear to be an isolated incident between two parties,” said Chacon.
According to authorities, at least 14 people were injured in the shooting. Law enforcement and EMS had trouble accessing the victim as they maneuvered the large crowds and chaotic scene.
The victim who died as a result of the shooting has been identified as 35-year-old Douglas John Kantor.
“He was shot through the abdomen just below the rib cage, straight through,” said Nick Kantor, Douglas' brother. “He suffered from the time of the injury until the time of death, it was the most gruesome thing I could think to wish on someone. It’s painful to discuss, but I think the public deserves to know what my brother suffered.”
According to the Kantor family, the victim was visiting the Texas Capital from Michigan. He worked in the IT Department at Ford Motor Company.
At this time it is unknown what charges the suspect may face. No identifying information regarding either suspect has been released.
Currently, only one suspect is in custody -- the second remains at large. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 911 or (512) 472-TIPS.