Nightside Report June 14, 2021: Oak Park resident, University of Michigan graduate killed in Austin mass shooting; USPS works to train mail carriers, pet owners how to avoid dog attacks

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Oak Park resident, University of Michigan grad killed in Austin mass shooting
Oak Park resident, University of Michigan grad killed in Austin mass shooting

Oak Park resident, University of Michigan graduate killed in Austin mass shooting

DETROIT – A young Oak Park man died from his injuries following a mass shooting on a crowded downtown Austin street that left more than a dozen people injured, police announced Sunday.

Douglas John Kantor, 25, who was hospitalized with critical gunshot wounds following the early Saturday morning shooting, died Sunday at 12:01 p.m., the Austin Police Department said in a news release that also was confirmed by Lt. Brian Moon.

The Oak Park resident’s family is working on making funeral arrangements.

The victim lived on a quiet street in Oak Park. He had gone to Austin to meet a high school friend and found himself in the middle of a mass shooting.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 892,469; Death toll now at 19,548

Metro Detroit weather: Drier, cooler forecast this week

Rain chances have been a dime a dozen over the last week, but that won’t be the case this week.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A top priority for fixing Macomb County’s infrastructure is happening below the surface. Click here to read more.
  • A Macomb County court found a way to keep moving through the docket while still operating within COVID restrictions. Click here to read more.
  • There are new calls for answers about what’s going on inside a crematory in Ypsilanti. Click here to read more.
  • As of right now Proposal P isn’t even on the August ballot, but that will not stop people from fighting for it. Click here to read more.

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United States Postal Service works to train mail carriers, pet owners how to avoid dog attacks

When it comes to dog attacks on mail carriers, Detroit ranks 10th in the nation. There were at least 35 incidents reported last year.

On Monday, the United States Postal Service and an expert teamed up to get an important message out to dog owners and mail carriers that could help prevent attacks.

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Novavax COVID vaccine highly effective in trials, company says

Novavax said that its COVID vaccine is 90% effective overall and 100% effective at preventing moderate and severe disease.

Health officials in the United States have only approved three COVID vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson. Experts said allowing a fourth vaccine could play an important role in stopping the COVID pandemic.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.