Douglas John Kantor Wiki – Douglas John Kantor Bio
Douglas John Kantor died from his injuries after a mass shooting attack on downtown Austin’s 6th Street. His family says he was set to marry his high school sweetheart.
The shooting left at least 14 people hurt early Saturday morning in the 400 block of East 6th Street. Police say one juvenile suspect is in custody. Another suspect is still at large.
He was 25 years old.
Douglas John Kantor Died
Kantor, 25, died from his injuries at an Austin hospital Sunday at 12:01 p.m., police say.
Kantor’s family said he was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center.
“He was shot through the abdomen just below the rib cage, straight through,” Kanton’s brother Nick Kanton said. “He suffered from the time of the injury until the time of death, it was the most gruesome thing I could think to wish on someone. It’s painful to discuss, but I think the public deserves to know what my brother suffered.”
Kantor was visiting Austin from Michigan, according to his family. In a statement, the family says Doug was “looking forward to marrying his high school sweetheart of 10 years and starting a family.”
“He was loved by all who knew him and had an infectious smile that would light up any room. He was loved by his family, friends and everyone who met him. This senseless tragedy has put an end to all his dreams,” the family said in a statement to KXAN’s Jala Washington.
The family said that Kantor is originally from Airmont, New York. He moved to Michigan, completing a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at Michigan State. He was working in the IT Department at Ford Motor Company. Kantor continued his education at the University of Michigan, earning his Masters degree in business.
During a briefing, Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon said 11 people were receiving treatment at one hospital, while one victim went to a separate hospital, another received treatment at an emergency room and another self-transported from Austin’s busy strip of bars on 6th Street.
Chacon said in a Saturday press conference most of the victims were innocent bystanders.