Man dies after downtown Austin shooting that wounded 14

AUSTIN, TEXAS (AP) — A man has died from his injuries following a mass shooting on a crowded downtown Austin street that left more than a dozen people injured, police said on Sunday.

Douglas John Kantor, 25, who was hospitalised with critical gunshot wounds following the early Saturday morning shooting, died on Sunday at 12.01pm, the Austin Police Department said in a news release that also was confirmed by Lieutenant Brian Moon.

Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon said the shooting happened around 1.30am on Saturday on a street packed with bars and barricaded off from vehicle traffic. He said investigators believe the shooting began as a dispute between two parties.

Chacon said at least one suspect was arrested. The department provided no other details other than to say it is continuing to follow up on leads for a second suspect who is still at large. An investigation is ongoing.

Road block barriers sit on the sidewalk on 6th Street after a shooting incident in downtown Austin, Texas. PHOTO: AP