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Austin police responds to a homicide incident in North Austin on the early hours on June 28, 2019. Police reported that officers nearby heard gunshots then found a crashed vehicle. Inside,  Joseph Anthony Aguilar Campos was found dead and slumped over. Police believe there was a gun battle and later arrested and charged John Paul Rivera for homicide.
Guns in Texas

A public health response helped reduce fatal car wrecks in Texas. Can it do the same for gun deaths?

For the first time in a generation, Texans were more likely to die of gunshot wounds than car crashes in 2021. Experts worry a lack of research on the issue has hampered the search for solutions.

Austin-Travis County EMTs and Austin Fire Dept. EMTs respond to a car accident in South Austin on July 24, 2023.
Gov. Greg Abbott in Pflugerville, Texas, for signing of open-carry bill on June 13, 2015.

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