The FBI and Austin police are now investigating the cause of not one, but two bombings in Austin on Monday, March 12.
Authorities believe both incidents to be related since they occurred within the same area.
The police told the public that in both cases, packages were left on the victim’s doorsteps but were not delivered by the U.S. Postal Service, UPS or FedEx according to these organizations’ records.
The first explosion is reported to have killed a 17-year-old boy and to have badly injured a woman who is expected to survive.
The second bombing caused a 70-year-old woman to have potentially life-threatening injuries.
The police believe that both of these are related to a separate bombing that occurred on Friday, March 2, and killed a 39-year-old man. The March 2 bombing occurred only a few miles from where the first explosion occurred on Monday, March 12.
As of right now, race is being considered a possible factor because the victims were all African Americans. It is possible these bombings are the result of hate crimes.
The identities of the injured and deceased have not been released as these incidents are still being investigated.
Austin police are urging all residents to refrain from opening any unknown packages at this time.
Austin Fire and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are also assisting with these investigations.
This information is a collection of details provided by other news stations including KVUE, HuffPost, FoxNews and Miami7.