A 17-year-old African-American teen and 39-year old businessman were identified as victims in the recent home bombings in Austin, Tex.
The life of Draylen Mason, a promising and talented bass player, was cut short when an explosive parcel arrived on his doorstep in East Austin on Monday. Anthony Stephan House, an African-American senior project manager at limestone supply company Texas Quarries, was killed in an earlier bombing on March 2, CNN reported.
House and Mason, who was accepted into the acclaimed Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, were tragically killed in what police have said is a pattern of related bombings that are being considered possible hate crimes, Reuters reported.
Three separate home bombings, beginning with the tragedy that killed House, have targeted African Americans in the Texas capital city over the last ten days, prompting panic from residents.
Both House and Mason, whose mother was injured in the blast on Monday, have ties to prominent African Americans in Austin. Mason was the stepson of Freddie Dixon, a former pastor at a historic Black church in the city, according to The Washington Post. The connection has been spotlighted as a fact of interest in the case.
Folks have taken to social media to remember Mason since Monday.
House was an accomplished businessman and hard worker who once helped design the website of the Austin’s NAACP chapter, the Austin NAACP president, Nelson Linder, said to CNN.
A 75-year-old Hispanic woman, whose name was not released by police, was injured in the third bombing on Monday. Authorities believe that pipe bombs were rigged to explode upon opening, and the same person may have constructed all three devices, a law enforcement source told CNN.
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