3 shot in Austin drive-by


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Three men were shot Wednesday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood, leaving one in critical condition.

About 7:30 p.m., they were walking on a sidewalk in the 800 block of North Waller when a white car went by and someone inside it opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

One man, 23, was shot in the abdomen and taken in critical condition to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, police said.

Another 23-year-old was taken in good conditionto Mount Sinai Hospitalwith gunshot wounds to the wrist and hand, and the third victim, 21, was taken to Stroger Hospital with wounds to the arm and back. His condition stabilized, police said.

The car with the shooter took off east on Huron, police said. No one was in custody.

About an hour earlier, a 16-year-old boy was shot a mile away in the same neighborhood.

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