Man killed, another wounded in Austin shooting

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A man was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting in the 1700 block of North Mayfield Sunday night. | NVP News

One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The men, ages 24 and 36, were in a vehicle at 12:06 a.m. traveling in the 1800 block of North Laramie when someone in another vehicle fired shots at them, according to Chicago Police. The victims’ vehicle then struck a building.

The younger man, Lyndell Hodges, was shot in the left side of his buttocks and left hand, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:07 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and police. He lived in the 1300 block of North Waller.

The older man suffered a graze wound to the head and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where his condition was stabilized, according to police.

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