Police: 2 men fatally shot in Austin drive-by

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Two men were fatally shot in a drive-by Friday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police said.

About 8 p.m., an 18-year-old man and Jermale Richardson, 20, were standing by a parked car in the 5500 block of West Congress Parkway when a grey sedan pulled up and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The sedan drove away west after the shooting.

The younger man was shot in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The medical examiner’s office did not release his name Saturday afternoon.

Richardson, of the 1100 block of South Albany, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m., authorities said. His death was ruled a homicide.

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