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Austin police announced today that a juvenile arrested in a Saturday mass shooting on 6th Street had been charged with deadly conduct.

Police also reported that 15 victims had been shot. One person, 25-year-old Douglas John Kantor, a tourist from New York, died Sunday in a hospital. Because the 15-year-old is a juvenile, police did not reveal his name. Earlier he was believed to be 16. He was booked into Gardner-Bettes Juvenile Detention Facility on Saturday.

Earlier, 17-year-old Jeremiah Roshawn Leland James Tabb was charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony. He is being held under a $500,000 bond. The suspects began shooting at each other over a middle school grudge and are both in custody, according to police.

Police said they responded to multiple gunshots fired near the 400 block of E. 6th Street at 1:24 a.m. on Saturday.

"At that time, a large crowd of people began to disperse in the area. Officers initially located several victims who had sustained gunshot wounds and were injured. Officers immediately began performing life-saving measures on multiple victims. Officers transported six victims in police vehicles to the hospital. Three victims were transported in personal vehicles and Austin-Travis County EMS transported four victims to local hospitals," police said.

Police said 15 people sustained gunshot wounds or were injured. Thirteen victims are in stable condition, and one victim remains in serious condition. Earlier, police had reported 14 injured.

Kantor was pronounced dead on Sunday. Police said they were able to identify the two suspects through statements by witnesses. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives asked anyone with information or videos of the incident to call the Austin Police Department's homicide division at 512.974.TIPS.

Kantor's killing was the 37th homicide in Austin in 2021.

This story has been updated to clarify the charges of the 15-year-old.


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