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Mother identifies victim of shooting during protest in downtown Austin



ABILENE, TX – Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead on Saturday night in downtown Austin.

According to Austin Police, at approximately 9:52p.m., APD officers were monitoring a protest at the 300 block of Congress Avenue, when shots were fired.

Video of the moment shots were fired during protest in downtown Austin. (Video courtesy: Hiram Gilberto Garcia)

Officers located one adult male victim with a gunshot wound, and Austin EMS medics began administering CPR.

Shortly after, at 10:18p.m., Austin EMS announced that the victim was being transported to Del Seton Medical Center with critical, life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.

The suspect was in a vehicle at the time of the shooting, as protesters marched down Congress Avenue.

Austin police stated that initial reports indicated the victim may have been carrying a rifle when he approached the suspect’s vehicle, and the suspect shot at the victim.

The suspect has since been detained and is cooperating with officers.

Austin Police say there is no longer a threat to the public and no other injuries were sustained.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.