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Austin Police Department Interim Chief Joseph Chacon provides a briefing on an early morning shooting in the city's 6th Street Entertainment district that injured 14.

AUSTIN, Texas — UPDATE [June 14] — Austin police have announced a second arrested in a downtown Austin shooting Saturday that injured 14, one who has since succumbed to his injuries.

17-year-old Jeremiah Roshaun Leland James Tabb was arrested on Monday, June 14, 2021, while enrolled in a summer school program in Killeen, Texas, police confirmed.

A juvenile, who has not been identified by police due to their age, was previously arrested in the case.

25-year-old Doug Kantor, who was initially listed as being critically injured in Saturday's shooting, succumb to his injuries on Sunday afternoon, stated police.

ORIGINAL [June 12] — One suspect has been taken into custody and another remains at large in an early morning shooting in downtown Austin that injured at least 14 people, police say.

At approximately 1:24 a.m., on Saturday, June 12, 2021, the Austin Police Department responded to reports of multiple gunshots in the city's 6th Street Entertainment District, near the 400 block of East 6th Street.

Austin Police Department Interim Chief Joseph Chacon says the incident began as a dispute between two groups but its likely most of this morning's victims were innocent bystanders caught in the gunfire.

Chacon says, as crowds began to disperse the area following the initial gunfire, police officers were able to identify a number of injured persons and immediately begin administering first aid including, tourniquets and CPR.

Of the 14 injured, six were transported to area hospitals by police vehicle, four were transported by EMS, and four others self-transported by personal vehicle. Chacon says the number of injured may increased as the day progresses whether by those who didn't initially seek treatment or who had not yet reported injuries to police.

As of early Saturday morning, police said two of those victims were reportedly in critical condition while the others were stable. No fatalities were reported as of the update from police just before 5 p.m.

In that update, police announced the arrest of one of, what is believed to be, two suspects identified in the case.

"The Austin Police Department would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for assisting with the arrest of this suspect," read a statement from the department.

Chacon says, ultimately depending on the victim's injuries and consultation with the district attorney's office, the suspects could face charges ranging from deadly conduct, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, to attempted murder.

Police continue to ask anyone who witnessed or took video of the incident to contact the Austin Police Department's Aggravated Assault Unit at (512) 974-TIPS. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-8477(TIPS).

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