AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department has released more information about the 6th Street mass shooting that left one person dead and 14 others injured.

What You Need To Know

  • Rival groups of teenagers from Killeen crossed paths on 6th Street

  • The teens knew each other from school

  • Police say after the groups exchanged words, someone pulled out a gun

In the early morning hours of June 12, two rival groups of teenagers from Killeen crossed paths near Mooseknuckle Pub at 406 E 6th St. The teens knew each other from school.

One of the shooting suspects, a 17-year-old from Killeen, was part of one of the groups. According to an arrest affidavit, the crew he was with glared at the other group.

The document says the suspected shooter said “What y’all wanna do? Y’all wanna fight?”

A member of the rival group replied “It’s whatever.”

Police say the suspect pulled a gun from his waistband and began firing shots.

15 people were injured, and one of the victims, 25-year-old Douglas Kantor, died at a hospital Sunday around noon.

Two people have been arrested in connection to the shooting. APD arrested a 15-year-old on Saturday and booked the juvenile into Gardner-Bettes Juvenile Detention Facility for deadly conduct. On June 14, 2021, the other suspect, a 17-year-old, was arrested in the Killeen area. He was charged with aggravated assault serious bodily injury, a 2nd degree felony, and has a $500,000 bond. 

APD is being aided in its investigation by the FBI, U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Texas Department of Public Safety and the ATF.