Man charged in downtown shooting

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by KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on February 23, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 9:47 PM

AUSTIN -- Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with a shooting that left two people injured downtown on Sunday.

Paul Lenorris Whitley, 19, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say it started as a fight around 2:20 a.m. Sunday on East Sixth Street near Red River Street, not far from Interstate 35.

Police on scene say Whitley pulled out a gun after the fight broke out, shooting two people.

EMS brought a man and woman to University Medical Center Brackenridge with non-life threatening injuries.

Recently, APD started a new initiative in that area called Operation Safe Passage. The initiative will put extra officers in the downtown area on weekends to respond quickly to incidents.

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